Furtado's Rap Past
Nelly Furtado's teenage heartbreak put a stop to her fledgling career as a rapper. Despite her interest in hip-hop, Furtado poured her energy into writing love songs when a boyfriend cruelly ditched her. The 26-year-old singer, whose music now is more R+B than rap, admits, "I started to rap when I was 14 and the first guy who broke heart was another rapper. "I wrote horrible lyrics about him for six months. "He broke up with me at the bus stop on Canada Day. He said, 'Yo, let's squash this s**t,' as I cried and the bus drove away. I quit rapping after that."