Mixed Chicks History Month – Kelis

by Linda Ripoll in News on 20th May 2013

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We love that you are sending us posts on your favorite Mixed Chicks and Mixed Men. Keep them coming. This giveaway goes until the end of the month. We will be announcing last week’s winner very soon so stay tuned.

In honor of May being Mixed Chicks History Month, we want to know about the Mixed Chick or Mixed Man that has inspired you! Whether it’d be a family member, teacher, TV personality, or a celebrity, post your story and a picture of a mixed race person you admire. You can post your pics and stories on Facebook and via social media outlets including Twitter and Instagram. One winner will be chosen weekly and will receive a gift sent personally from the creators of Mixed Chicks, Wendi and Kim.

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Today’s mixed chick of distinction is Kelis. Born and raised in Harlem in New York City, Kelis is a musical powerhouse and a style icon. Her father is well-known African-American jazz musician Kenneth Rogers. Along with a career in music, he was also a Pentecostal pastor and a professor at Wesleyan University. Her mother is an Afro-Puerto Rican and Chinese fashion designer and the catalyst for Kelis’ obsession with style, fashion and design. Kelis landed a record deal in the late 90′s when she linked up with the super producing duo the Neptunes – Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. In 1998 she released her first Album Kaleidoscope. Her first single “Caught Out There” was a big hit and soon Kelis was a rising star on the R&B and Hip Hop landscape. While her career was continuing to climb, she met famous rapper and MC Nas. The two were married in 2005 and had a son in 2009. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last and they were separated and divorced in 2010. Kelis is currently working on her seventh studio album. She is an edgy mixed chick with tons of style and we love her!

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