You Stole My Steez: 8 Musicians Who People Say Got Famous Copying Other Singers

July 12, 2012  |  
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Rihanna and Kelis

Forever the style maven, Rihanna has been changing the hair game and topping the music charts for years now. However, we’d be lying if we didn’t overhear the comments people have made over the years about her “swaggerjacking” some other eclectic style mavens. From her hair to her sound and music videos, people have been pulling the Kelis card saying Ri-Ri stole a lot of her trendsetting style from the “Caught Out There” singer. The short haircut, the video for “Only Girl In the World” (see Kelis’s “4th of July” visuals) as well as both songs–the comparisons make some sense. But Kelis laid to rest all the talk, saying in an interview:

“You know what, listen, it’d be totally ridiculous for me to not acknowledge it if someone asks. The reality is…what is she like 20? I mean, what else is she supposed to do? I mean honestly. I don’t have any animosity at all whatsoever. That’s what she’s supposed to do.”

But these days, with her style changing every few days (I think she’s done about three different hair colors and styles since the year started), she’s trying to pave her own lane. And it’s working.

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