Devin Haney Reveals the Artist Whose Poster He Kept in His Room: “Since I Was Kid”

Published 01/12/2024, 4:30 AM EST

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Boxing champion Devin Haney, known for his prowess in the ring, recently surprised fans with a personal revelation. It all started with a video on Twitter, showcasing the multi-talented Kelis, not on stage, but on her farm. Imagine, a world-renowned singer, now a farmer, tending to sheep.

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This glimpse into Kelis’s rural life caught Haney’s eye, prompting a response that has since intrigued the internet. What could a boxer possibly find so captivating in the pastoral life of a former pop star?

Why was Kelis on Devin Haney’s walls?

Kelis, a name synonymous with early 2000s pop culture, first mesmerized audiences with her unique sound and style. Her smash hit ‘Milkshake‘ not only earned a Grammy nomination but also became a defining anthem, peaking at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100. This track, along with others like ‘Jerk Ribs‘ and ‘Friday Fish Fry,’ cemented Kelis as a significant figure in the music industry.

Transitioning to the tweet that sparked this nostalgic journey, a Twitter account recently posted a video of Kelis, with the caption: “Kelis gives us an update on her farm 🌾🧡”. In the video, Kelis roams her farm, observing a newly birthed lamb under the watchful eye of its mother, a scene far removed from her music video sets. It was this serene and unexpected glimpse into Kelis’s life that caught Devin Haney’s attention.

Responding to the tweet, Haney wrote, “I always had a thing for Kelis since I was a kid.. I had a poster of her n my room growing up..”. This tweet, simple yet profound, revealed a side of Haney seldom seen by the public. It bridged the gap between the glamour of Kelis’s music career and the rustic charm of her current lifestyle, highlighting the diverse impacts she has had on her fans, including a renowned boxer like Haney.

His tweet, connecting a world-renowned boxer to a singer-turned-farmer, underscores the multifaceted nature of inspiration. Whether it’s a pop star’s poster on a wall or a serene moment on a farm, these influences weave into the tapestry of our lives in unforeseen ways.

As we reflect on Haney’s admiration for Kelis, it prompts us to ponder our own childhood inspirations. So, who were the unexpected heroes in your life, and how have they influenced the person you’ve become?

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