Kelis has brought her iconic song “Milkshake” back to the stage.
The musician gave a special performance at Southampton Arts Center’s Summerfest After Dark Party last night, which she attended alongside R&B singer MAAD. The musician performed her 2003 hit for the first time in years, as the event passed out surprise milkshakes from Cardi B’s alcohol-infused whipped cream, called Whipshots.
For the event, the “Bossy” singer wore a burnt-orange silk pajama set, comprised of drawstrings pants and a button-down top worn open over a bedazzled zip-front sports bra, paired with black, crystal-embellished heels. She accessorized the look with lots of bling, including a silver body chain with a teardrop diamond decoration, chunky hoop earrings, layered necklaces and bracelets, and several rings.
The maximalist shine even extended to her beauty look, which included glittery gold eyeshadow and an orange lip.
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Kelis’ third album, 2003’s Tasty, and her Grammy-winning hit. In an interview with People, the artist and My Life on a Plate author said that she’s still proud of her style choices from two decades ago.
“This is going to sound really cocky and really arrogant, but I saw a picture of myself that someone posted [from the Tasty era] earlier today, and I was like, ‘You know what, I was freaking killing it,'” she says. “Sometimes you just need to remind yourself, ‘I’ve been this, and I’ve been doing it.’ It’s OK to say that.”
Quinci LeGardye is an LA-based freelance writer who covers culture, politics, and mental health through a Black feminist lens. When she isn’t writing or checking Twitter, she’s probably watching the latest K-drama or giving a concert performance in her car.