The site has become a big hit for travellers keen to stay in other people's homes instead of hotels, and now visitors to the Big Apple can live at a pad owned by Kelis' parents.

During an appearance on U.S. TV show The View on Friday (24Jun16), the Milkshake hitmaker said, "My mum called my sister and I not too long ago and said, 'I wanted to wait to tell you... because I wanted to make sure it was a success... Your stepfather and I have decided to put the house up on AirBnB'. Hilarious."

But Kelis is impressed with what her mum has done.

"It's absolutely fabulous, she did a wonderful job," Kelis added, "but I know her and I know how she is and she said, 'They (visitors) loved the snacks that I left'."