In July, 2 Chainz went on DJ Self’s Midnite Mixx radio show and announced that he would be releasing a cookbook alongside his sophomore album, B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME. Chainz said the recipes would be based on the everyday dishes he likes to eat. “I’m a seafood lover. I don’t eat beef or pork, period. So turkey, chicken—that’s a lot of the recipes I use and eat everyday,” he told DJ Self.
Click through the gallery for a preview of the 26-page #MEALTIME tome, which includes tasty-sounding recipes like Teriyaki Salmon, Sautéed Asparagus with “ME TIME” Sauce, and Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa. The recipe instructions in the cookbook are hilarious: 2 Chainz instructs you to “put on your Versace apron” before getting started on the Teriyaki Salmon. At the end of the fried chicken recipe, Chainz instructs you to “sit at the head of your dining room table and eat the chicken while you sing along to Beautiful Pain. We’re all for improvising in the kitchen, but these are recipe instructions we’re more than willing to follow.