One day after the release of her fifth album, the SPIN Essential Food, Kelis took the stage of Manhattan's McKittrick Hotel for a performance to celebrate the release. We were at the intimate show —so intimate, in fact, that her thirteen-piece band barely fit on the stage— and took photos as she delivered her soulful performance of funk-laden R&B. Enjoy!

1.Kelis at the McKittrick Hotel, New York City, April 23, 2014

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2.Kelis at the McKittrick Hotel, New York City, April 23, 2014

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3.Kelis at the McKittrick Hotel, New York City, April 23, 2014

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4.Kelis at the McKittrick Hotel, New York City, April 23, 2014

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5.Kelis at the McKittrick Hotel, New York City, April 23, 2014

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6.Kelis at the McKittrick Hotel, New York City, April 23, 2014

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