Kelis: ‘I almost quit music to become a chef’

Singer admits she 'fell madly in love with the food and the lifestyle'

Kelis has revealed that she almost quit music to become a chef, after struggling to complete her last album.

The singer, who will release her new record ‘Flesh Tone’ on May 17, went to culinary school to train as a cordon bleu chef after making her last LP.

“I took four years off to have a little life between this album and my last album,” Kelis told the Daily Record. “I studied to be a chef as a side thing, a little hobby that I enjoyed doing, but I ended up falling madly in love with the food and the lifestyle.”

Explaining that the process of recording her 2006 album ‘Kelis Was Here’ “sucked the life out of [her]”, the singer graduated from the course and now counts being a saucier chef as her speciality.

“I needed a break and going to culinary school turned a lightbulb on that I didn’t have to make music,” she said. “The people in the music business forget that not only is there an entire world of people out there who do not care what we do, we are not creating the wheel.”