Outspoken singer-turned-chef Kelis is making it clear what side she stands with in the fight for justice for Black people.
The “Caught Out There” songstress has long been vocal about her support for Black businesses, entrepreneurs and artists in the music industry. Now is no different as thousands gather for protests and demonstrations demanding police reform and justice for Black people killed while in custody.
Showing her solidarity may be more than just words, the singer switched up her short, blond hairstyle with the addition of a fist near the nape of her neck. She added to the flair and meaning of the cut by dyeing the hair of the fist red, black and green.
“Red for my people’s blood that was spilled. Black we are the people. Green for the land that is ours. I ❤️ my people,” read the caption of a photo for the new ’do posted to social on Wednesday.
Fans raved over her bold new look.
“You better come all the way through,” wrote one person.
“A lot of ppl fenna hop on this haircut✊🏿,” commented another.
“An icon. none greater.”
“You have always been everything and look….here you are once again being everything 💕”
As major corporations have caught on to the traction created by protesters and those on social media advocating for others to “buy Black,” several record labels attempted to join the “Black Out Tuesday” movement that was observed June 2.
Identifying with various struggles of the Black community, on the same day she put up her “for the people” post Kelis shared a post from music critic and USC professor Josh Kun addressing the injustices enacted against music artists working to make a living off their talents.
“IF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WANTS TO SUPPORT BLACK LIVES, LABELS AND PLATFORMS CAN START WITH AMENDING CONTRACTS, DISTRIBUTING ROYALTIES, DIVERSIFYING BOARDROOMS, AND RETROACTIVELY PAYING BACK ALL THE BLACK ARTISTS, AND THEIR FAMILIES, THEY HAVE BUILT THEIR EMPIRES ON.”
Beneath the post follower commented, “PAY THE QUEEN HER MONEY 📣,.”
Taking notice of the comment, Kelis responded: “Yes please , but not just me . Every talent that has been traded and sold.”