Kelis Talks Setting the Mood for Food in the New GQ


Kelis Talks Setting the Mood for Food in the New GQ

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

Published April 18, 2014

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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