Kelis' 2003 hit “Milkshake” was written and produced by The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo).
The biggest hit released by Kelis was written and produced by her childhood friend, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The lyrics and production were inspired by Brazilian women after Pharrell visited the country. He was around beautiful women and a type of music he compared to “booty shaking” music in Portuguese.”
“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard” .
The song “Milkshake” was originally written and produced for Britney Spears' album In The Zone but it ended up on Kelis' 2003 album Tasty. The song peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 in the U.K..
“I've known Pharrell since he was 15, and he wasn't ‘Pharrell' at the time, he was just Pharrell.” – Kelis told U.K.'s Independent in 2015.