Kelis has been dropped by her record label for not bringing enough money to the yard.
Her 2006 album Kelis Was Here failed to impress Jive Records, who also handle Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.
The 28-year-old singer reportedly wanted out of the contract anyway. According to her rep, “It was a case of being in the ever-shrinking world of the record industry and finding herself on a label she wasn’t signed to and without a champion.
“She’s a different kind of artist — very image and style-driven. It’s either something you get or you don’t. Kelis is thankful that both parties were able to work out an amicable split and looks forward to introducing new music and projects in the forthcoming year.”