Singer Kelis is alleging Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, the duo who constitute the Neptunes, did her dirty in her early career. 

The singer shared that although she was great friends with the pair, their partnership did not yield the results she desired.

The eclectic singer, born Kelis Rogers, said she made no money from her first two albums, which were produced by Neptunes, and that she was "blatantly lied to and tricked" by the "Neptunes and their management and their lawyers and all that stuff," according to The Guardian.

The "Bossy" singer admits to being trusting of the two, having met them at 19 years old through a mutual friend.

"I was told we were going to split the whole thing 33/33/33, which we didn’t do," the singer explained of the trio's agreement.

She admitted she was naïve and didn't properly read her contract. She was elated to simply be earning some money, so she didn't delve deep with the intricacies of the accounting.

"Their argument is: 'Well, you signed it.' I’m like: 'Yeah, I signed what I was told, and I was too young and too stupid to double-check it,'" she said.

When asked how she wasn't infuriated about the ordeal, she credited her faith.

"To be honest with you, I think if it were not for my faith, I feel like that would probably be the case. It’s very clear to me, especially being on a farm, that whatever you put in the ground, that is what’s going to come back to you," the singer explains about what she's learned from her past and how owning a farm with her husband put things in better perspective. 

For her third album Tasty, which includes the banger "Milkshake," Kelis opted to work with other producers, and her former friends seemed to be less than happy. 

"I could tell they were really offended," she said.

This is the second shocking revelation made by Kelis about her past life within the past two years. 

In April 2018, Kelis accused former husband Nas of having abused her while they were in a relationship. Nas responded to the allegations in September 2018 with a seven-part open letter, as Blavity previously reported.

Many may wonder why the 40-year-old has only recently decided to speak about the alleged traumas she's endured. 

"Well, I’m a very private person, and whether it’s the stuff with the Neptunes and being assaulted from a business perspective, to then being assaulted in the home, I fought so hard to have my own voice, even with the umbrella of these men looming over what I was trying to do. I’m not broken. But I don’t feel like protecting the sanctity of the Black man anymore," she said.

The singer hasn't revealed any plans to sue the Neptunes and didn't specify the last time she's spoken to or seen Hugo. She mentioned that she and Williams acknowledged one another during an industry event held several years ago.

Apart from farming, Kelis is a budding restauranteur. She's also venturing back out on the road with a European and UK tour slated to begin in March, according to NME. She currently resides on a 24-acre farm 2 1/2 hours away from Los Angeles. She shares her home with her husband, Mike, who is a photographer and her sons.