Kelis Responds To Lawsuit; Looks Forward To Court Battle


R&B singer Kelis has wasted no time in responding to a lawsuit filed by a talent agency that claims she stiffed them for over $11,000 in "goods and services."

Drive Talent Inc. claimed they helped Kelis during her appearances on a variety of shows, including Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and others.

The company sued, claiming only paid a portion of the balance.

Kelis completely dismissed the lawsuit and welcomed a courtroom battle over the $11,817.91 amount that is left on the bill.

"Drive Talent has been paid in full for services rendered for the assistance in production for various TV performances," a representative for Kelis told "Any claims stating otherwise is clearly an effort to gain press attention."

According to Kelis' reps, Drive Talent's claims are without merit, because the amount in question was spent without anyone's authorization.

"The amount claimed to be owed is not for services rendered, which Drive Talent would like the public to believe, but over a dispute stemming from a European promotional run in which Drive Talent authorized the spend of close to $11,800 of the artist's money to a vendor they hired without approval from either the artist or management. We look forward to presenting our case in court and are confident once a review has been made of all evidence we have to support our argument that it will be clear Drive Talent has absolutely no ground whatsoever to stand on.

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