News: Kelis Roars Back At PETA Over Animal Controversy, "Go Live In The Forest Where No One Else Has To Hear You"
Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 10:55PM
R&B singer Kelis has fired back at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) over issues related to her wearing furs in a photograph earlier this month.
In a public letter, Kelis takes on the organization for calling her out.
"Ok, so you're gonna love this," she wrote on a MySpace message. "The other day I got a personalized letter from PETA! Lol so after some thought I've decided to write one back. Goes a little something like this:There is no humane way to kill anything, let me start there. It's unfortunate but it's part of life. With that being said, I would eat pterodactyl if you found some and you told me it was meaty and delicious. And after doing a very minimal amount of research....... I found out that the founder Ingrid Newkirk is completely batty. I had a feeling but she far exceeded my expectations. I mean certifiably insane! Lol this chicks will is nuts, google it - it's a riot! ...Find a worthwhile cause like the women being maimed in these Middle Eastern countries. Or female circumcision. Or women's rights here in America, we still get paid less for doing the same jobs as men. Quite honestly if you hate the world so much go live in the forest where no one else has to hear you complain about the perfectly good food chain the good Lord created. Everyone has the right to an opinion, and that's mine on that!" (Kelis' MySpace)
According to reports, the message is a response from an incident earlier this week.
Some background on the situation: Kelis was photographed earlier this week wearing a very fur-centric ensemble which caught the attention of animal activist group PETA leading the singer to make a public rebuttal via her MySpace blog. Kelis not only dismisses PETA President Ingrid Newkirk as "nuts" but the organization as a whole as causing "the death of high fashion." (Pop Eater)
Outside from PETA, Kelis has also been dealing with legal matters with estranged husband, rapper Nas.
TMZ has obtained Kelis' legal docs asking the judge to haul Nas into court and ask him why he shouldn't be held in contempt of court. According to Kelis' lawyer, disso queen Laura Wasser, Nas is behind in child and spousal support to the tune of $56,911.50. According to legal papers, Nas has refused to pay any child support at all since December 1. (TMZ)
The rapper has reportedly been handling his legal issues with Kelis since last year.
The decision came after a two-day hearing determined that Nas had made enough money in recent months to pay more to support Kelis and the former couple's son, Knight. The rapper has been paying nearly $40,000 a month to support them since July. (Associated Press)
Check out a past Kelis SOHH interview below: