Kelis Talks Setting the Mood for Food in the New GQ

Singer reveals what kinds of music she plays for her legendary dinner parties.

Posted: 04/18/2014 09:10 AM EDT
Filed Under Music News, Kelis

On the heels of her next album, Food, Kelis tells GQ magazine readers her secret to throwing a bossy dinner party. It's all about setting the tone with the music selection.

"You want to create an atmosphere, but still have it be something people can talk over — it's not a frickin' rave, it's my living room," she explains of how she prepares for her presentations. The Cordon Bleu grad's dinners are a favorite among industry insiders.

As for what kind of music the "Milkshake" singer might play these days, "Massive Attack's Mezzanine is nice to start," she said; "then maybe you go to Roberta Flack's Chapter Two."

Food, Kelis's sixth album, drops Tuesday (April 22). Her article appears in the April issue of GQ.

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