As it does for many, motherhood has given Kelis a new perspective on life. “I don’t think it’s changed who I am, but I think it just makes what’s important clear,” she explains in a new interview with Honey.
Mom to 4 ½-month-old son Knight with estranged husband Nas, the 30-year-old songstress says she doesn’t even mind the 5 a.m. wake-up call from baby boy.
With a new album — tentatively titled Flesh Tones — due in stores next year, Kelis has been busy on the work front as well, but she says she “never thought” about taking a break from music. “Organically, one thing just led to the other,” she explains before adding,
Image is, of course, a big part of Kelis’ job and to that end she admits she was “scared to death” about the weight she gained while pregnant with Knight. With a sense of determination to reclaim her pre-baby body, however, Kelis recalls thinking that “there was no way I wasn’t losing that weight…absolutely no way!”
Her approach to maternity fashion was equally fierce. Noting that “[pregnancy] is not the most ideal physical situation,” Kelis nonetheless says that it need not be used as an excuse to let yourself go.
That said, Kelis says she has no plans to revisit her maternity wardrobe! “I think I pulled myself together pretty well but I don’t know if I’d wear [those outfits] again,” she explains. “I just looked like a nice pregnant lady (laughs). Am I running to put that sh-t back on now? No!”