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    Kelis Appeared To Agree That Rihanna Copied Her Style As She Responded To A Shady Comment On Instagram

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    You remember Kelis. "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" Kelis.

    A closeup of Kelis with her hand on her hip

    Songs like that, coupled with her unique fashion sense, made her an icon who continues to influence artists today.

    Kelis smiling

    In a recent fan interaction on Instagram, Kelis took a moment to address a comparison specifically between her style and Rihanna's.

    "I feel like Rihanna rode a wave created by Kelis," one person wrote in the 42-year-old’s comments. In response, Kelis said, "Let's not open that Pandora's box today lol one step at a time friend ❤️."

    Rihanna posing on the red carpet in a strapless mini dress and a matching bucket hat

    Although she didn't outright say Rihanna copied her style, she certainly seemed to imply it in her response. It seems she just chose not to go there, presumably because she was already catching heat after blasting Beyoncé over a song sample.

    Kelis on the red carpet

    ICYMI: Kelis got upset with the Lemonade singer over the song "Energy" from Beyoncé's new Renaissance album, saying it sampled Kelis's song “Milkshake” without her permission. She also took aim at the Neptunes producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo — two of Kelis’s biggest collaborators in her early career — who created and produced the song.

    Beyonce accepting a Grammy

    "My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding," Kelis wrote from her food account on Instagram, @bountyandfull. "Some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have everyone fooled."

    However, some people were quick to point out how Kelis doesn't even appear to be a credited artist on “Milkshake,” nor does she appear to be in ownership of her masters.

    Okay #Kelis, is iconic so I’m going to do my best not to disrespect her in this moment. She doesn’t own her masters, and to add insult to injury, she didn’t produce or write the song. The only things attached to the song, are her vocals and her name. https://t.co/IDRUmyI4ej

    Twitter: @prince_plb04

    It’s not Beyoncé’s fault that Kelis doesn’t own the rights to her music. Nobody has to go through you, girl. Nobody has to ask for your permission. Now, gone and sauté something nih.

    Twitter: @MessyMyles

    I respect Kelis as an artist but her beef shouldn't be with Beyonce but with the people who own the rights to her music.

    Twitter: @TheRealAntonioA

    So after already facing such intense backlash, it looks like she's holding off on making any more statements that could potentially go left. But we'll see if she revisits the topic soon.