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Her parents encouraged her to play music at a very young age, signing her up for the church choir as well as saxophone and violin lessons."Me and my dad were like a two-person band," Kelis recalls. We played a lot of jazz and gospel, and some contemporary stuff." As a teenager, however, Kelis began to find her tranquil home life "oppressive" and grew restless to explore the wider world beyond her middle-class Harlem home.Due to controversies with Virgin Records, Kelis' second album, Wanderland, was released only in Europe, and while it achieved decent sales overseas, the album went almost entirely unnoticed back in the United States.Kelis then left Virgin for Arista, and in 2003 she finally broke through to mainstream audiences with her third album, Tasty.After gaining acceptance at the age of 16, she left her previous private school and moved out of the house to begin attending La Guardia, starting a new phase in her life.
Asked in an interview why she was so eager to leave home at such a young age, Kelis responded, "Just time to go." It was at La Guardia that Kelis became serious about pursuing a professional music career.
Kelis gave birth to the couple's son, Knight Jones, in 2009, but the happy day came several months after the pair had separated.
Kelis and Nas completed their divorce in 2010 under fairly acrimonious circumstances, with a judge ordering Nas to pay Kelis hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in alimony and child support.
She applied to Manhattan's prestigious Fiorello H.
La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, an elite magnet school within the New York City public school system.
The album's smash-hit lead single, "Milkshake", featured the provocative-seeming and impossibly catchy lyrics, "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard," which became etched into the American pop culture lexicon.