Kelis

by ethnic on December 27, 2007

Kelis

Birth Name: Kelis Rogers

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 21, 1979

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Chinese, Puerto Rican (mother)

Kelis is an American singer, songwriter, and chef. In an interview, Kelis stated:

I consider myself black, although technically my mother is half-Chinese and half-Puerto Rican. My father is black.

Kelis has two children, including a son with her former husband, recording artist, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur Nas.

Photo by Prphotos

{ 86 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant November 15, 2016 at 9:25 am

She had in 2000 a hit in germany with that I HATE YOU song

i hated this song !

but then after 3 years she came back with 2 hits

and i found my love :-)

Pegzi October 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm

ugly as fuck

lauren January 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I hate when have black ppl only consider them selves just black no…your one or more that other race helped make you so be proud of it!

Ashley January 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm

And I hate when “white” people deny that they have African ancestry….no. It seems like Johnny Depp is the only one who’s proud of ALL of his heritage.

ihatemostpeople May 5, 2014 at 12:53 am

I know right? It’s especially stupid when they look predominately white and they STILL label themselves as black. Mariah Carey for example…………….

Michella Murphy June 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

i hate it when white people think they have all the authority to tell others what they are, in the Jim Crow days, you just had to have “one drop” of black blood to be black, now, its a different story. If Mariah feels black, she is effin’ black, leave her alone!

Shay October 29, 2011 at 6:57 am

Black men get around & sleep with ALL kinds of women , white,black,Asian,Hispanic. That’s why to this day especially now in the 21st century there all so many people that are of mixed race. A Majority are half black !

ihatemostpeople May 5, 2014 at 12:55 am

Actually the Eurasian population is growing now. There’s so many half Asians where I live. Only a few mulattoes.

Lesciba October 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

luckily she’s black.. All thnks to her pappi.. Beautiful!

ihatemostpeople May 5, 2014 at 12:56 am

She’s also Puerto Rican and Chinese. I hate Afrocentrics who deny any other ethnicity a mixed person has in their blood.

HeckNo August 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I actually went to H.S. with her and I don’t care what the hell you are mixed with, a bad attitude makes you UGLY. Period. She was snooty then and I can see she is still snooty now. I find that African blood is more dominant than Asian blood and Asian blood more so than Caucasian blood. Non are superior or inferior then the next but you can see it in celebs like Amerie (Asian and Black) and Kate Gosselin’s kids.

grill August 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm

her father is african american of jamaican decent

ethnic August 15, 2011 at 7:54 am

Do you have a link to that info?

Amber B July 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I can tell she is mixed! And this is a beautiful mix!

lovely July 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I didn’t know she was mixed,!but she really pretty and cute,!

Mari July 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Kelis is pretty. Now don’t you think it would be quite silly of her to insist that she isn’t black?

harijuku princess April 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm

clearly LI is trippen and so is other racist ppl it doesnt matter if your chinnesse japeneese asion cambodian phillipeno black white mexican(by the way good mix ethnicitys dont you think)theres ugly ppl and sexxy ppl it doesnt matter what ehtnicity you are( thank you very much)and black people are beautiful LI

lightskinned89 December 1, 2010 at 6:04 pm

we all are mixed and im tired of all the racist comments keep it to yourself cause we black people are beautiful in every way

Inspired September 28, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Wow. I am amazed of some of the comments. If one would do their research regarding the people of Puerto Rico, you would not be amazed that Kelis has very tanned skinned. The slave ship stopped in the Caribbean before coming to the US.

Forenza September 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I’m 100% Chinese and my husband is Puerto Rican. We have two beautiful kids. Some people r just so ignorant. So what if u think some Chinese ppl r ugly. Cause u know what, our beautiful insides, outshine ur dumb ass comments. I have a nice butt (yes, butt!) and boobs. Just the way my Boricua man likes it!

Stephen September 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I’m mixed Chinese with European,Black,and native-American background but people say I look just black.

Jenny :) August 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I know a girl half Nigerian, half Phillipino who is darker than Kelis (in the photo) She has Asian eyes & gorgeous, long, very curly,healthy hair that I love.
But in this photo Kelis is a lot darker than she is, she must have just come back for a long vacation.
But google her & look at her eyes & Natural hair when she first came out & tell me you don’t see a little something?

geegee July 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Chinese people are not ugly! Where the hell do you live! I’m african american/itilian/irish/french and native american background and dated I believe one of the most beautiful chinese guys here! And I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Hopefully our kid’s will one day add to that lineage CHINESE!

ethnic July 24, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Hey Geegee. thanks for the comments.

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Willy Wonka July 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

She’ll get it,I know that much.

??????????? June 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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total23 June 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm
total23 June 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Please Don’t Say She You Can’t See The Chinese In Her, Because There Arent Any Pics Of Kelis’s Mother Without Her Classes So We Don’t Really Have A Close Look At Her Mother.

But Anyways It Don’t Matter Because Kelis Clearly Says She’s Black!

total23 June 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Sorry I Did I Typo. I Meant Too Say There Arent Any Pics Of Kelis’s Mother Without Her Glasses

ethnic July 15, 2010 at 9:24 am

thanks total, I just noticed these pics. Her mother does look rather Asian.

ethnic April 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Tyson Beckford ugly?

li April 28, 2010 at 8:08 am

chinese people aren’t ugly though the ones that mix with black people’s are.

mars May 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

you seriously are fucking ignorant..i bet you if she was mixed with white she would be beautiful? right? al b/c asian culture is ignorant and racist in regards to brown skinned peoples case and point Vietnam,Cambodia or even the Philippines…please for your sake “Li” please stop being ignorant and close minded

sitdown August 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Chinese people can be ugly or not ugly, just like any other race. Those mixed with black people can be ugly or not ugly, just like any other race. Your comment is too generalized and innappropriate. Please stop being so ignorant and sit down or something :) The end.

Kera_Bear September 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm

That’s a lie! I know alot of people who are Asian and black & they are adorable & I dated one and he was sexy (^,^)

color? April 19, 2010 at 4:46 am

its 2010 about all the babies nowadays being born is mixed race becasue we as the world coming to realized that color dont matter but PERSONALITY AND THE MONEY IN THE BANK HAHAH. ok just kidding about money but personality it plays an important part i dont think you want a hot women beating husband?!

drexxx March 30, 2010 at 7:58 am

oMG everytime i go to a celeb’s page, i see racist comments like chinese ppl are ugly!!! It’s horrible and unbelievable !!!!
The ones who are puking shit like that right here are the ugly ones !!!!

amy March 21, 2010 at 9:57 am

wow I can’t believe some people on here that are so racist and ignorant. Chinese people ARE NOT ugly. There’s ugly black people, white people, hispanic people, and yes chinese people but saying ALL of them are is NOT true. I bet the people saying that are ugly.

tianna February 6, 2010 at 12:51 pm

iagree w/ HarajukuBarbie 100%. and kelis is not ugly !

Anonymous February 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Her dad must have been a very dark skinned African American for her to look fully black. Kelis is not the most beautiful but she is not ugly.

MIMIE November 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm

lol she isnt as dark as they make her look in this picture she is more of like zoe saldanas color.

Lauren February 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

one bizzare non singing hoe

ethnic January 31, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Thats one bizarre outfit.

HarajukuBarbie January 31, 2010 at 4:27 am

I ment, ugly from the inside, lmao.

Lauren January 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

she fuckn wierd and IMO ugly

kira from pa. January 30, 2010 at 8:24 am

Omg sade i just saw that picture to! It was on http://www.glamour.com/fashion/blogs/slaves-to-fashion/2010/01/wtf.html haha she is crazy!:D

Sade January 30, 2010 at 8:06 am
Jason January 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I think mixed race is beautiful, and most black people who are beautiful are mixed.

HarajukuBarbie January 16, 2010 at 12:28 am

She’s not ugly.
Some of you should look into a mirror before you make such statements.
& To the comment of saying that all Chinese people are ugly:
No matter what your color, religion, or look:
NOBODY IS UGLY.
But you can be ugly from the outside.
And some people own this ”disease”.

ethnic January 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I wonder if she speaks Spanish.

La Princesa January 12, 2010 at 5:46 am

OMG I HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS PUERTO RICAN!! GO PUERTO RICANS!!!

ethnic December 24, 2009 at 2:10 am

@Me. Great comment. You are beautiful for a comment like that.

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im kira December 24, 2009 at 12:30 am

@me ,amen girl! :)

me December 23, 2009 at 5:14 pm

i just want to quote Losers who said “Anything mixed with black is beautiful”. THANK YOU!!! you are absolutely right! i am black and proud. ALL black beautiful. we are unique, finally someone who wants to embrace blackness or at least being part black. everytime someone is mixed with black people only want to bring out the other side. ex: “I can see the japanese, makes her look exotic.” blah blah blah. YEA, caucasians are beautiful. asians hispanics, europeans whatever you are youre beautiful.

ethnic December 20, 2009 at 1:15 am

LaNenaLoca we need more people like you commenting on this site.

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LaNenaLoca December 20, 2009 at 12:47 am

I’M SICK OF PEOPLE DISSING ONE RACE OR ANOTHER. THERE’S ALWAYS GOING TO BE A FUCKING RACIST IN EVERY RACE!! THATS A FACT! IT’S ALSO VERY IGNORANT TO JUDGE A PERSON BY THERE SKIN COLOR, HAIR AND NOT TO MENTION ATTITUDE. I’M HISPANIC AND PEOPLE THINK I’M WHITE! I HAVE A DIVERSE BACKGROUND AND FAMILY. I THINK IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING WHEN I SEE COUPLE OF A DIFFERANT RACE. SO STOP ALL THIS RACIST SHIT!! IT’S REALLY GETTING OLD.

ethnic December 4, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Winners comment was deleted. Those kinds of comments are not welcome here.

Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 3:43 am

‘winners’ is just trying to start stuff.Everyone please ignore.

Losers December 2, 2009 at 11:49 am

Anything mixed with black is beAutiful .

kira November 30, 2009 at 2:34 am

shes gorgeous!!! shes interesting to look at,and chinese people are not ugly!
i have asian cousins and there GORGEOUS!

judybooty November 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

i thought kelis was all black but i guessed wrong and people know adays are just haterz becuz she made it to the top while ur sitting at home pissing in yo mothers dirty ass toilet so get a life and dont try to ruin a celebs life by harsh comments becuz ur jealous of them in a certain way and plus you dont even know the damn person u talking bout and stop judging a book by its covers.

miamigirl November 5, 2009 at 8:59 am

creole kid ur effin ugly

daylin October 23, 2009 at 11:11 am

The mentality of the majority of you fucking idiots is frightening. Try practicing racial indifference as opposed to tolerance. The only commendable acts of tolerance are carried out by the the people who tolerate your dumb asses on a daily basis.

hi hater October 18, 2009 at 1:51 am

someone special in the top..your ugly as helll,,,you shouldn’t be talking abt ppl

Cuban, chinese, african american woman. August 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm

D2009… idiot. “Most chinese pple are ugly” is a racist comment. Take ur own advice ass hole.

john August 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Kelis is so pretty, sexy and hot

i wish you an happy birthday, Kelis

Themainattraction August 3, 2009 at 6:09 am

kelis is one of my idols. I adore her style and swagga. Plus she is no where near ugly to any degree. Her being ugly is your opinion and I’m pretty sure nas didnt think she was ugly either.

ethnic August 3, 2009 at 9:26 am

She ain’t ugly. I think the picture above is not the best one of her. Ill have to change it.

ethnic August 1, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Tyson Beckford is part Chinese and he is a top Black model.

http://ethnicelebs.com/tyson-beckford

D2009 August 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm

She looks asian by her eyes.. She isn’t all that pretty. Some Chinese people are ugly but don’t write off the whole race though.. Ne-yo is part Chinese & isn’t ugly. Most everyone is mixed nowadays.. People need to stop with the racist comments.

preciouxx_bby July 30, 2009 at 12:42 am

she looks black shes pretty

ethnic July 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm

ignorance is the word. thanks char

char July 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

some people need to just grow up and open up their minds….ignorance is not very becoming of you (u kno who u are)

ethnic July 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm

saying Chinese people are ugly is kinda racist and that aint cool.

Creole Kid July 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm

supernerdy is retarded, April is clearly on crack, obvious is cool, and for the record chinese people HEELLLLLA UGLY! Ne Yo is ugly, you are not suppose to mix those to ethnicities together because you get a gremlin like Ne YO AND KELIS.

supernerdy June 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm

dude can you guys not debate over someone who is black and have chinese
black people r just beautiful whether we’re mixed with somethin or not
kellis is pretty and plus her husband is black
SO FUCKIN DEAL WITH IT GOD!!!!!!!!

April June 8, 2009 at 5:04 am

awww she soo pretty =]

Blasian && Proud April 28, 2009 at 4:03 am

she doesn’t look chinese

Obvious April 28, 2009 at 2:13 am

WHO’S REALLY STILL RACIST IN THIS DAY AND AGE? YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED. GROW A SENSE OF RACIAL TOLERANCE AND HAVE SOME RESPECT.

coolcat April 27, 2009 at 5:42 am

hey! that was really rude! chinese people are not ugly! and just because some of them are doesnt mean all of them are! stupid racist…

AnothaSpicFromLA April 16, 2009 at 3:29 am

Ne-Yo is half chinese too.

AnothaSpicFromLA April 16, 2009 at 3:29 am

chinese ppl are ugly.

Bri January 26, 2009 at 6:25 am

She is Beautyful! eff hatersz…

ms.serenity January 20, 2009 at 9:55 am

Kelis is uniquely beautiful, also super stylish! She rocks and whoev doesn’t think so is clearly a hater!

~AMEYO~ December 6, 2008 at 1:54 pm

SHE OK IN THE VIDEO MILKSHAKE SHE HAS A HOT BODY!!

someone special December 5, 2008 at 2:07 pm

She is ugly………………..dont wanna seem harsh but it is her reality.

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