Kelis a/k/a Dog Woman?

*Kelis and PETA, animal rights organization, are back at it again, this time the newly divorced singer is coming hard with an artistic statement, giving a new meaning to the word “b*tch,” as some critics may say.

Now, this is only speculation, but (according to her new album cover depicts Kelis as half dog/half woman – perhaps to get back at the animal hugging group, or simply to embrace change. Who knows? At any rate, the singer is definitely making a statement.

Earlier this year, the singer bluntly responded to PETA’s complaint of her wearing animal fur.

“If I started wearing endangered animals then talk to me. But minks and chinchillas are rodents,” she wrote. “Fur is warm as hell and feels glorious. … Don’t waste my time trying to save the dang chipmunk. Find a worthwhile cause like the women being maimed in these Middle Eastern countries … go live in the forest where no one else has to hear you complain about the perfectly good food chain the good Lord created.”

Meanwhile, her upcoming album, “Fleshtones,” is scheduled for a July 6 release date.