Kelis Rogers, 21 August 1979, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. American vocalist Kelis (pronounced Kuh-Lease) made a dramatic impact on the European market in 1999 with her debut single, Caught Out There. Dubbed the modern equivalent of Gloria Gaynors I Will Survive and popularly perceived as I Hate You So Much Right Now - from the screamed invective/chorus that disrupted the staccato, futuristic R&B track - the single assuredly positioned the vocalist in a recent lineage that included TLC, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray. The accompanying video made the singers anger all the more explicit: her errant partner is shown bruised, bloodied and ultimately hospitalized. In the songs second verse, a gun is cocked while Kelis endearingly coos Ive got somethin for yall. The sometime Ol Dirty Bastard collaborators nickname of Thunder Bitch seemed well...
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