Jive Records Gets Bossy, Drops Kelis

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Jive Records has dropped Kelis and she is looking for a new record label. Her manager explained her drop to EW:

It was a case of being in the ever-shrinking world of the record industry and finding herself on a label she wasn’t signed to and without a champion,” says Kelis’ manager, Jeff Rabhan. “She’s a different kind of artist — very image and style-driven. It’s either something you get or you don’t.”

Is he trying to blame the label? It’s always the label’s fault, ask old-man LL.

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  • law student

    First…i know…

  • Persephani

    OMG, Why am I not surprised? That broad is so wack &&` boring. Her music isn’t strong &&` the only worthy hit she had was Milkshake. That Bossy song was repetitive &&` annoying. She just needs to sit her ass down &&` be a house wife for Nas or start a line of designer wigs cause her music talent is garbage. I can’t believe she’s dubbed Star Trak’s first lady.

  • bajan

    @persephani,

    u r so right. another beyonceitis victim bites the dust.

    beyonce, rihanna, ciara, alicia keys, mary j blige, keyshia cole, mariah carey are today’s black female artistes.

  • asdfjkl;

    She got married and stopped fukkin’ for tracks.

  • bajan

    i forgot mariah carey half black ass.

  • Heather -- THE GREAT!

    It could never be that Kelis is just lamer than a MoFo and that is why she got canned. Record lables are in it to make money. Not continually pumping $$$ into something that is not profitable.

  • Oh F@ck That!!!

    Yeah…..more room for me!!!! Pick ME Jive, I’ll show you how to make a star baby!!!

  • Oh F@ck That!!!

    ^^^^I meant amazing songwritting ability. Sorry,trying to watch and listen to the Giants Dolphins game and type at the same time lol.

  • Persephani

    LMAO @ asdfkl;

    That’s hella true. Maybe she should stick to doing back up vocals for a Nas skit or something.

  • Jen

    SHe is not that good of an artist. I only liked milkshake because they played it so much. I agree with whoever said she stopped Fing for tracks but on the other hand isn’t this Naz’s wife he should be hooking her up. Maybe she is screwing the wrong man.

  • Persephani

    Umm The Clipse is still with Star Trak Entertainment..

  • http://miss215.blogspot.com Devin

    the label my ass….kelis makes like 1 or 2 songs that are “ok” and the rest suck..

  • kit

    kelis is to gimmicky for her own good

  • PERSEPHANi

    Mainstream Hip Hop is dead. Jay Z is been fell off he hasn’t had any good shiet since the Blueprint Vol. 1. Nas is fell off the charts when he married Kelis. You got losers saying Weezy is the best rapper alive right now? Yeah right! Lil Wayne is just a teeny bop fad who over uses weak ass metaphors. Real HipHop still exists underground.

  • Mahogany

    Blessing in disguise, maybe?

    She better look up J records.

  • Oh F@ck That!!!

    Persephani

    Umm The Clipse is still with Star Trak Entertainment..

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    If you referring to my comment about the Clips, it is common knowledge in the music industry that the Clips just went from Jive to Sony/ Columbia with music producer extraordinair Rick Rubin. sweetie.

  • RumRaisin

    The way she was complaining about Jive I’m sure she’s glad to be off lol. She’s working with CEE-LO right now according to that Entertainment Weekly article.

    She definately will not have any problems getting picked up. She’s a critically acclaimed international artist who is very respected in the biz. If she wants a major deal she’ll have one, if she doesn’t already.

  • Bronx Brawler

    She should call Skateboard P lol

  • kai

    To her credit, she does come out with a hit every 3-4 years lol. We’ll see how far it goes..

  • http://blacktennispros.blogspot.com http://blacktennispros.blogspot.com

    Kelis is a very interesting artist. Jive is a jive record company, dare I say home of Britney Spears? With the right label I think Kelis could have a much more lucrative career.

  • Vanessa

    i guess im the only one who liked kelis’ Tasty cd.

    it was one of those cds u kind of have to get used to, but yall probably never even heard her cd

  • J

    Kelis actually says some worthwhile stuff on her tracks you just gotta listen, she talks about real stuff….then again avg ppl dont like real….and the songs she comes out with arent representative of that….but just like flashy….which is why Beyonce rockin cause she can barely write a meaningful track but hey she get us in the mood to dance….

  • Buckwheat

    I agree with you J. Kelis genre of music is a tad too progressive for the garden variety black music listener, who must be spoon-fed and told what to like. She (Kelis) is more alternative in the same vein as older alterna-soul artist suchas: Maggie’s Dream, Family Stand, Lenny Kravitz, Cree Summers, Neneh Cherry et al.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Mzgapeach

    She aint all that talented……I like her style but the “game” is watered down with to many artists like her all flash and NO substance

  • Just Sit And Be Pretty

    Who’s surprised. I can only remember 3 of her songs, the i hate you so much song where she’s screaming, milkshake and bossy (which sucked)!!

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