Kelis on Her New Album 'Food': "We Were Just Joking and Eating and Cooking and Writing"

Kelis on Her New Album 'Food': "We Were Just Joking and Eating and Cooking and Writing"

Kelis' upcoming album is titled Food, and it features very literalist song titles like "Hooch," "Cobbler," "Friday Fish Fry," "Biscuits n' Gravy" and first single "Jerk Ribs." But as the R&B singer tells Fuse's Esteban Serrano, she sees food not as an inspiration, but as inseparable part of her life.

"I don't know if it influences the album," she says of her cuisine. "I can't separate one thing from the other, because it's my life and it's what I do. The [first] song is called 'Jerk Ribs' because I made jerk ribs one day and the band was there, so everyone was like 'This is amazing!' So we just kept it."