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Here Is A Little Bit About Kelis And Her Life Since Divorcing Nas And Living Her Best Life

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Hearing “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…” probably conjures up Juicy Couture tracksuits, “Mean Girls” and your girl, Kelis. While she reached international success with her debut album “Kaleidoscope” in 1999, it was her 2003 album “Tasty” which gave us the iconic hit “Milkshake.”

While she’s released an album since then, you’ll be shocked to learn that Kelis has launched an entirely new, wildly successful career in Colombia.

“Milkshake” peaked at No. 27 in the U.S., but it’s memorialized by The Plastics.

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Remember when we met The Plastics as they walked down the high school halls to the tune of “Milkshake”? Instant cult classic.

You can call her Chef Kelis now.

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She attended the famous culinary school, training part-time as a saucier, between 2006 and 2010. Truly, she loves sauces.

In 2013, she debuted her own sauce line, now named “Bounty & Full.”

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Her company’s motto is “Everything is better smothered, dipped or poured…” You can purchase her organic sauces, in flavors like Jerk, Ginger Sesame, and Pineapple Saffron Glaze, at BountyandFull.com.

In 2015, she released her own cookbook, “My Life On a Plate: Recipes From Around the World.”

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Clover Hope with Jezebel gave a rave review: “Kelis’ cookbook has recipes that reflect her diverse background and travels, from Puerto Rican to Jamaican cuisine. Of course, there are familiar dishes like Corn Chowder and Apple Pie. But there are also unusual, seemingly daunting meals like Shrimp Alcapurrias and Chorizo Date Stuffing.”

Today, she’s planning a permanent relocation to her farm in Cartagena, Colombia.

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She and her husband, Mike Mora, are planning the move with their kids. Kelis is squeezing in tours on stage between that #farmlife. That’s goals.

She is bringing her iconic Harlem-founded style to the grocery aisles.

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Kelis has always been a legend in the fashion department. After training in the highest global cuisine, she’s bringing us elevated glamour everywhere she goes.

Food was Kelis’ first love, passed down de su madre.

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Ironically, Kelis’ mother is a chef and her father is a musician. Ten years into her music career, she saw a commercial for culinary school and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

Kelis is whipping up pop-up pestos, Hamachi Arepas and Pineapple Saffron Cake left and right.

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Caption: “Almond pesto with Basil from my small test garden on the farm… Everything is growing just the way I imagined it. This land is so fruitful”

She finally disclosed her milkshake recipe so you can be just like Kelis.

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Well, she partnered with Bailey’s to promote the brand and swears her milkshakes actually do have Bailey’s in them. See you in your yard in five.

She isn’t giving up on her career in entertainment, though.

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Her latest album drop was in 2014. As we all could guess, it was titled “Food.”

Fun fact: her name is a portmanteau of her parents’ names: Eveliss and Kenneth.

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Her father was an African-American jazz musician and Pentecostal Minister. Her mother is a Chinese-Puerto Rican chef. She got blessed with both talents.

Before Kelis, as we know her, she was just an Afro-Boricua kid growing up in Harlem.

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She lived in the Frederick Douglass Houses and is the third born of four girls. She told Charlotte Ruche that her parents kicked her out of the house at sixteen.

She made ends’ meet in retail and as a bartender until she graduated high school.

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She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts. Even though she and her mother couldn’t get along or even live together, she made it to graduation.

She formed an all-female R&B trio in high school called BLU.

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For Black Ladies United. This would be the framework for the next biggest thing that could have happened to her.

Pharrell Williams and she were introduced by a mutual friend, and he helped her get a deal with Virgin Records.

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While her first album was a smash with them, she broke ties after they didn’t even offer a U.S. release of her second album, “Wanderland.” The album was well received by the music industry but the marketing just wasn’t in place to make it a success.

Kelis had a tumultuous marriage and divorce with ex-husband and rapper Nas.

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They married in January of 2005 and she filed for divorce in April 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. She later revealed that he was physically and mentally abusive to her.

Kelis admitted that seeing photos of Rihanna battered by Chris Brown gave her some courage to leave Nas.

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She was also seven months pregnant with their son, Knight, and didn’t want him to grow up in an abusive home. Nas and Kelis are in ongoing legal battles, now over her decision to move to Colombia with their son.

She alleges that he has contributed not a single cent in child support, that he cheated on her throughout their marriage and is likely suffering from alcoholism.

The custody battle may not be over, but Kelis is making all the right moves.

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You can’t stop a Boricua from following her dreams. The drama with Nas is too real. One day, he’s filing court complaints against Kelis for spending a month in Colombia with their son and two days later he’s publicly declaring his need for a “wife-WIFE” on Instagram. Hard pass.

Kelis has been married to real estate agent Mike Mora since 2014.

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The two had their first son together in November 2015. They named him Shepherd.

Kelis is proof that we live many lives, and no matter how stormy things look, we can’t know what’s at the end of the rainbow.

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Kelis has turned us all into cheeseballs. Rumor has it her goat cheese ice cream is life-giving.

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Carmelo Anthony Is More Than Just A Basketball Star And Here's Proof

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Carmelo Anthony Is More Than Just A Basketball Star And Here’s Proof

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Carmelo Anthony is a record-breaking basketball star. He’s also a husband, a father, an activist and volunteers his time and money to help kids develop their passion into a career in basketball. Whether you’re a basketball junkie or “Basketball Wives” junkie, we think we know Anthony and his stats pretty well.

This Afro-Boricua has accomplished so much in his long career that it’s time for a refresher course. Dribble, dribble.

Carmelo Anthony, lovingly nicknamed ‘Melo’ towers at 6’8″.

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He weighs in about 240 lbs and is just 34 years old. While his last season has been rocky, and he’s not signed to a team as of February 1, 2019, Lakers fans are hoping Anthony will bring his solid three-point range to help the team out.

His father, Carmelo Iriate, was a member of the Puerto Rican activist group “Young Lords.”

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Iriarte died of cancer when Melo was just 2 years old. His father spent the 60s and 70s pushing for social justice to free Puerto Rico from colonial bonds. His mother, Mary Anthony, is African-American.

When Melo was 8 years old, the family moved to Baltimore.

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Growing up in Baltimore, he felt like he had to focus on athletics to avoid the world of drugs and violence. He did a great job.

He was often suspended at his Catholic high school.

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He commuted to Towson Catholic High School the first three years of high school. He was suspended several times for skipping classes, though.

The summer he turned 16 years old, he shot up to 6’5″.

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He was already 6 feet tall and turns out he would still grow another 3 inches. At that point, he became locally famous. “The Baltimore Sun” named him the Metro Player of the Year in 2001 and the Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year.

Once Syracuse University recruited him, they finally earned their first ever NCAA tournament title in 2003.

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During his senior year of high school, he had to switch schools to help him focus on getting his grades back up to be qualified for a Syracuse admittance. After a lot of work, he did it, and it paid off for everyone.

That same year, he dropped out of college and went pro.

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He was chosen 3rd overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. He was third only to LeBron James, whom he had struck up a friendship with at previous tournaments.

By his sixth NBA game, he became the second youngest player to ever score 30 or more points in NBA history.

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The youngest player in history to do so was Kobe Bryant. All his hard work earned him an $80 million five year contract extension with the Denver Nuggets. Work hard, play hard, Melo.

Oh, and he’s won three gold Olympic medals for the U.S.

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And a bronze. Can’t forget that bronze. Thanks for your service, Melo.

He is the most decorated USA basketball player, with four Olympic medals under his belt.

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He was named co-USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 2016. While he says his retirement is pending, we may see him out here in 2020.

In 2011, Anthony was traded to the Knicks.

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He chose the number 7 because his son’s birthday is March 7th. It’s also the difference between his high school number 22 and Nuggets 15 (12-15=7).

Melo is a mega-charitable guy. He donated $50,000 to Puerto Rico Relief efforts and then some.

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Caption: “Caption: “Thank you #UNICEFUSA for teaming up with My Foundation to support MI ISLA(My Island). We will be donating over 12,000 emergency hygiene kits that will help over 60,000 children and families. Children and families will now have water purification tablets, water containers, buckets, soap, etc so they can maintain their well-being and prevent the spread of deadly disease.”

In 2015, Anthony founded the North American Soccer League expansion club, Puerto Rico FC.

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At the time, nobody was investing in Puerto Rico after the disaster. Melo saw this as an opportunity to invest in the community.

He also paid for 4,500 Baltimore students’ transportation to March for Our Lives.

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Caption: “Partnering with @mtv @naacp and my city of Bmore to support #MarchForOurLives
Sending over 4,500 kids from Baltimore to the March tomorrow… We’ve all had #ENOUGH! Proud of our youth for standing up gun violence.”

He’s also founded the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center at his alma mater, Syracuse University.

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He donated $3 million to the construction of what will be a home base for young aspiring athletes to be trained as professionals. The donation is believed to be the largest individual donation from a professional athlete to their alma mater.

Anthony reportedly donated $4.3 million dollars to charity thus far.

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In 2006, he was listed as No. 8 in “The Giving Back 30 List of Largest Charitable Donations by Celebrities”, published by “The Giving Back Fund.” You going to heaven.

Chisme be damned, he’s in love with his wife, La La Anthony.

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The two were often seen on reality TV program “Basketball Wives,” and spin-off “La La’s Full Court Life.” They married in 2010 and rumors abound, but mira esto:

Caption: “Sometimes it may not be possible to remind someone everyday about how special they are. Today, I am taking a chance to tell you that you are special, whether I tell you everyday or not. Happy Birthday @lala

The Anthony family helped campaign for Hilary Clinton to beat Trump.

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No word yet on who they’re rooting for in 2020. We’re not ready.

Melo also has a few clothing deals up his sleeve.

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He has a line of Jordans, called the “Melo” line. Recently, he launched a collab with Rag & Bone.

Caption: “My limited edition @ragandbone X @jumpman23 apparel and sneaker collection are now available to purchase online at rag-bone.com. #MeloMade #STAYME7O

Where’s he going next? Nobody knows.

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Rumor has it that Puerto Rico’s national team is trying to recruit him to sign. I’m here to see La La live life upon Puerto Rico’s beaches. Bring it.

READ: Learn How Basketball Superstar Carmelo Anthony Got Where He Is Today In 21 Steps

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