Kelis Hopes Son Chooses a Career Far From Spotlight

Mon, 24 May 2010 22:08:42 ET

Kelis Hopes Son Chooses a Career Far From Spotlight
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Although she is amazed at her 10- month-old son's musical ability, the ex-wife of Nas says she would rather he became a marine biologist or an architect than a pop star.
would rather her son became an architect than a pop star. The "Milkshake" singer is amazed at how much musical ability 10-month-old Knight, her child with ex-husband , is already showing and though she would encourage him to embrace his talents, she would prefer him to have a career away from the spotlight.

"I look at him now and there's no way you can deny he's musically inclined. I don't think he can help it," she said. "So with him is it my ideal choice? No, I would much rather he was a marine biologist or an architect but if he's naturally good at this I would be doing him a disservice not to help him."

"But I'm not going to be a stage mom, pushing him in front of the camera! It has to be not that he wants to be a pop star but, in a way, because he can't do anything else."

The 29-year-old star also admitted she doesn't think she is "the best artist ever" but has faith in her own abilities. She added to Popjustice, "I'm not delusional, I mean, I don't have delusions of grandeur in that I don't think I'm the best artist ever. I don't!"

"I know I'm the only me there is, but it's more that the artists I fell in love with as a teenager to where I am now have never necessarily had the sonically perfect voice, but they're always the person I believe. I had to do this because I couldn't think of anything else."



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