in ,

Missy Elliott’s protégé Nicole Wray tells BET what happened and where she’s been in new #FindingBET series

“Sometimes, I feel that a mother shouldn’t have a lot of children.”

Photo: Aviva Klein

Two days ago, BET highlighted the Virginia-native singer-songwriter for its #FindingBET series. In the episode, Lady Wray explains that she was the first female singer signed to Roc-A-Fella Records before Rihanna or Teairra Marí. After two bad happenings that were out of her control, she disappeared from the spotlight. Undoubtedly, Nicole Wray didn’t get her just due as a long-lasting solo artist although she sang on hit records, had her own, and worked with Dame Dash on several occasions (See: Her song with London-based brother duo SAS—Streets All Salute—and contribution to The Black Keys’ album ‘BlakRoc’). Watch the video below to learn more about the famed singer from the early 00s.


Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.