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Kelis on Finding Freedom Through Farming

Early one morning in February, Kelis’s 11-year-old son, Knight, walked into the main house on the farm where they live two hours southeast of Los Angeles, and said, “I see a foot hanging out of a sheep’s butt.” Until that moment, Kelis hadn’t even known that the sheep was pregnant. Like so many of us, whenever Kelis doesn’t know how to do something, she consults YouTube, whether it’s for guidance on canning the fruits and vegetables she grows on her farm or helping a sheep deliver a lamb, when she realized that the sheep was, in fact, pregnant and in labor. Kelis called her sister, who is a veterinarian. Kelis’s sister asked if she had gloves. She didn’t—not the kind she’d need for the task at hand. But necessity is, indeed, the mother of invention. Kelis had her son get a garbage bag, which she used to craft a makeshift glove, and then gently put her hand where it needed to go as she helped the sheep give birth to a ram. Not long after, another sheep went into labor with twins. This time Kelis was ready. She’s a fast learner. “You become farm people quickly,” Kelis told me. “None of my friends would’ve pegged me as a farm person, but I’m as farm as it gets at this point.”
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Kelis Taught Me How to Make Sauce and She Will Teach You Too

It’s national sauce month and I have the perfect way to celebrate: with Kelis’s new Skillshare class that focuses primarily on sauce. Yes, the singer-songwriter is a phenomenal musical artist, but she’s also a trained saucier with a culinary degree, the host of Netflix’s weed cooking show Cooked with Cannabis, and a cookbook author who wants to brighten your kitchen with some of her liquid gold recipes. In her own words, “everything literally is better smothered, dipped, or poured.” As a chicken tender with honey mustard supporter, I couldn’t agree more.

Kelis Goes From "Bossy" To Saucy With Her New Virtual Cooking Class

The singer-turned-chef will make you fall in love with the art of sauce making. We were first introduced to Kelis when she burst onto the scene with her debut single “Caught Out There,” a bold and no-nonsense anthem about confronting a cheating lover. The New York City native, with her hot pink curls and undeniable edge, immediately set herself apart from everything and everyone else in music. But when her record deal went off the rails, she found herself at an impasse.

Kelis' Baked Apple & Cranberry Buckle

The singer turned culinary star shares the fruitcake recipe she makes with Selena Gomez on the new season of HBO Max's Selena + Chef. "It'll make everyone who's eating it happy, so that's why I chose it for Selena!" The singer turned culinary star shares the fruitcake recipe she makes...

Friday Five: Ashnikko samples Kelis, Flo Milli's Fiddler on the Roof, and more

Friday Five: Ashnikko samples Kelis, Flo Milli's Fiddler on the Roof. The five best things we heard this week. Every Friday, EW's music team runs down the five best songs of the week. In today's edition, G Flip teams with mxmtoon, Citizen deliver an undeniable banger, Beach Bunny lean into more confrontational lyricism, Ashnikko flips a Kelis sample, and Flo Milli stars in her own Fiddler on the Roof remake.
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Hear Ashnikko sample a Kelis classic on new single “Deal With It”

It wasn't the original plan, but Ashnikko's new mixtape DEMIDEVIL is arriving weeks ahead of schedule due to its physical copies being shipped out earlier than anticipated. The full project is out via Warner Records this Friday, but today, she's unleashing a new single from its track list, "Deal With It." The self-empowered song features a prominent sample of Kelis's 1999 track "Caught Out There." Sadly, the Gold Mine Box maven doesn't appear in the new video, but there's plenty of swashbuckling antics in her stead. Check it out below, and be on the lookout for DEMIDEVIL, due out later this week.

Today in Hip-Hop History: Nas and Kelis Got Married 16 Years Ago

On this date in 2005, Queensbridge rap king Nasir Jones aka Nas and sultry Star Trak songstress Kelis Rogers tied the knot in Holy Hip-Hop matrimony in Atlanta, Georgia. The two got hitched at the Morningside Baptist Church in a private ceremony for friends and family. The couple kept a low-profile for a few years, but rumors of infidelity and a sex tape featuring Kelis and a then-unknown rapper named Infrared led to their ultimate break up and divorce in 2009.