R&B crooner R. Kelly may be an industry veteran, yet he’s showing no signs of slowing. While visiting Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI’s The Morning Riot today, the 44 year old revealed that the title of his forthcoming album is ‘Black Panties’. The LP, he claims, is a follow-up of sorts to his classic ’12 Play’.
And while we’re sure the public will be the deciders of that, Kelly’s choice words for Trey Songz were equally as notable.
Find out what the ‘Ignition’ singer had to say about Trigga, and interestingly Chris Brown, after the jump…
On Trey Songz verbally attacking him:
“I was pretty numb. You know, I’m bullet-proof when it comes to beef. I don’t deal with beef – I love steak (laughs)”
On The ‘New Breed’:
“I know that Trey Songz has the (potential) if he keeps with the hits. He just needs to humble himself a little bit more. (If he does), he’ll definitely be one of the runners-up.
But someone like Chris Brown is already there! Why? Because he is and always has been a humble guy. Chris Brown used to come to my studio when he was 13, 14, 15, 16. I used to lecture him all the time. I have the utmost respect for him. I take my hat off to him. Why? Because he got in the studio, did what he was supposed to do, and bounced back like a round ball.”
How Trey even tried it two years ago, I will never know. Perhaps a ploy to finally score the Platinum project which continues to elude him, he was clearly shooting blanks, because some 24 months and two projects later, his receipts still read ‘Gold’. No doubt the exact reason R. Kelly didn’t bother sparring with her.
Conversely, Chris’ comeback proves that hard work and solid material yields success. Mr Songz should take note.