13 Real-Talk Love Lessons From Kelis

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1. Second chances are okay. Third? Maybe not.

Trick Me,” 2003.

2. As shitty as you may feel today, you’re more resilient than you may know.

Ninja Tune

Rolling Through The Hood,” 2003.

3. So just let go.

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Jerk Ribs,” 2014.

4. It might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to you.

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Calvin Harris feat. Kelis, “Bounce,” 2011.

5. Because heartbreak just means you’re human.

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Brave,” 2010.

6. Jus always remember to keep doing you.

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“Lil Star,” 2006.

7. It’s okay to demand respect.

Aylin Zafar

Appreciate Me,” 2006.

8. You deserve it.

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Milkshake,” 2003.

9. Flaunt your boss-ass leadership skills.

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Bossy” feat. Too $hort, 2006.

10. And don’t hide your kindness, either.

Aylin Zafar

Appreciate Me,” 2006.

11. Put yourself first.

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Rumble,” 2014.

12. But remember, all the riches in the world can’t compare to real connection.

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Millionaire,” 2003.

13. And when you do find that love worth fighting for, your whole world can come alive.

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Acapella,” 2010.

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