Kelis Appeared To Agree That Rihanna Copied Her Style As She Responded To A Shady Comment On Instagram

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You remember Kelis. "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" Kelis.

A closeup of Kelis with her hand on her hip
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Songs like that, coupled with her unique fashion sense, made her an icon who continues to influence artists today.

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In a recent fan interaction on Instagram, Kelis took a moment to address a comparison specifically between her style and Rihanna's.

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"I feel like Rihanna rode a wave created by Kelis," one person wrote in the 42-year-old’s comments. In response, Kelis said, "Let's not open that Pandora's box today lol one step at a time friend ❤️."

Rihanna posing on the red carpet in a strapless mini dress and a matching bucket hat
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Although she didn't outright say Rihanna copied her style, she certainly seemed to imply it in her response. It seems she just chose not to go there, presumably because she was already catching heat after blasting Beyoncé over a song sample.

Kelis on the red carpet
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ICYMI: Kelis got upset with the Lemonade singer over the song "Energy" from Beyoncé's new Renaissance album, saying it sampled Kelis's song “Get Along With You” without her permission. She also took aim at the Neptunes producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo — two of Kelis’s biggest collaborators in her early career — who created and produced the song.

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"My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding," Kelis wrote from her food account on Instagram, @bountyandfull. "Some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have everyone fooled."

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However, some people were quick to point out how Kelis doesn't even appear to be a credited artist on “Get Along With You,” nor does she appear to be in ownership of her masters.

So after already facing such intense backlash, it looks like she's holding off on making any more statements that could potentially go left. But we'll see if she revisits the topic soon.