Teedra Moses was one of those singers whose career didn’t seem to go as far as it should have or where we thought it should have gone based on her talent. Her vocal range, her talent, the quality and intellect behind her lyrics, point to a level of artistry that we don’t always see in the entertainment industry.
Interestingly enough though, she only has a handful of songs most people know. And the most popular of them is “Be Your Girl.”
For those of you who missed the moment, the song is about a woman pining over a man in a swirl of feelings that she described as “more than just a silly crush.”
And since the song was released in 2004, I just assumed she was singing about herself as a teenager or singing about some every-day, regular, degular, schmedular type of dude.
But in a recent episode of Issa Rae’s concert series, “Issa Rae Presents,” where artists sing stripped down versions of their songs, Moses revealed that the song, which sampled Nas’ “One on One,” was about the Queens-born rapper.
Fans of the song and Moses lost their minds. But the revelation also caused someone to dig up another clip where Moses talked about the woman her unidentified crush, at the time, married. Now, we know that woman was Kelis and Moses was talking sh*t. So in addition to the reaction to the new information, the internet had a good time listening to a conversation that isn’t too much unlike the ones we have about the romantic partners our crushes choose.
But knowing what we know now about Nas and Kelis’ tumultuous relationship, it’s probably best the relationship with the rapper existed only in her mind. Thank God for Her protection.
See what people had to say about the news and her thoughts on Kelis on the following pages.