R&B singer Kelis is getting in on the laughter by addressing her mid-2000’s hit record “Milkshake” making it into a recent spelling bee competition. #SpellCheck
Kells jumped onto her Twitter page to acknowledge the song’s resurgence.
“Hilarious! “Milkshake” made it into the National Spelling Bee lol! @USATODAY @forthewin @ScrippsBee http://ow.ly/xsfWd,” Kelis tweeted May 30. (Kelis’ Twitter)
According to reports, a judge quoted “Milkshake” lyrics during the competition.
With only two contestants left in the National Scripps Spelling Bee, the atmosphere was very tense in Washington, D.C. But a judge quickly provided a moment of levity by bringing out his knowledge of the 2003 hit song ‘Milkshake’ by Kelis. When asked by the contestant to use a word in a sentence, he said: “Tabitha discovered that while her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard … oh boy, wrong sentence.” (USA Today)
The singer made headlines earlier this year after announcing plans to drop a new album.
The 13 tracks include food-inspired titles such as “Cobbler,” “Fish Fry,” and “Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy.” The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes along with the lead single “Jerk Ribs.” The follow-up to 2010?s Flesh Tone will be released on U.K. indie label Ninja Tune. It was produced entirely by Dave Sitek, the founder of rock band TV on the Radio and producer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Food is described as “a soul record that’s as raw and alternative as it is classic.” The 34-year-old explores pain, happiness, and everything in between, while showcasing her “most frank and vulnerable vocals to date.” (Rap-Up)
Although he did not dish out many details, Kelis’ ex-husband Nas said he and Kells had put their past issues behind them last January.
“We’re back together as friends. We were not friends. We were not the best friends for a long time. It was crazy. We’re friends now. That’s what it is. We’re not together. We’re friends though.” (Hot 97)
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