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Kelis to launch London diner

Published 20/06/2016


The hip hop star is marrying her love of music and food on her upcoming trip to the U.K.

Milkshake singer-turned-celebrity chef Kelis is to open a pop-up restaurant in London.

Rapper Nas' former wife has teamed up with executives at Le Bun to create burger bar KELISxLEBUN, which will open at London’s Leicester House next month (Jul16) for four dates before hitting the Standon Calling festival.

The diner will serve up Kelis' favourite burger recipes in South American arepa buns, which the hip hop star enjoys.

Kelis will also be headlining the Standon Calling event.

"I've been looking forward to bringing my cooking to London for years," she said in a statement about the collaboration. "This July I’m over for lots of festivals and it’s the perfect time to finally make this pop up restaurant dream a reality. The Le Bun guys are the perfect partners and I can’t wait for everyone to have a taste."

Kelis took time out of her music career after becoming a mum and trained in cooking at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu school.

She released a cookbook, My Life On A Plate, in 2014, and now has a successful range of sauces, called Bounty & Full.

Kelis' trip to the U.K. will also include stops at the Love Supreme and Kendall Calling festivals, and she also has a mini residency lined up at London's newly re-opened Jazz Cafe throughout July (16).

It will mark her first trip to Britain since she became a mum again last year (15).

The Milkshake singer confirmed she was pregnant with her second child in September (15) and gave birth in November.

The newborn joins big brother Knight, Kelis' son with ex-husband Nas.

The singer has yet to reveal the identity of her new baby's father.

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