R.Kelly Says Best Of Both Worlds Album Was Originally For 2Pac & Not Jay-Z

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r-kelly-untitled R&B superstar R Kellly has recently claimed that Jay-Z was not the original choice for ...

R&B superstar R Kellly has recently claimed that Jay-Z was not the original choice for the “Best of Both Worlds” collaboration album and that the late Tupac Shakur was.

In an interview with XXL Magazine, R. Kelly spoke about his plans to originally do the album with Pac before his untimely death:

"Well 'I Wish' was basically about Tupac at first. I met Tupac in L.A. at the [Hotel Nikko], and he was rolling by in his drop-top whatever hot car. I seen him, and I yelled out, "'Pac! 'Pac!" He was driving by, rolling by himself. I'm like, 'This N***a got a lot of balls to be rolling by hisself!" So we kicked it for a minute, I said "Dude, we need to do an album." See, The Best Of Both Worlds was for me and Pac at first. "I Wish" was gonna be the first song we were gonna do."

Kells also had plans to release a sequel to the Best of Both Worlds album, with a second version that would collab with Cash Money Records. However, the album was never put together, as Baby blames Kels for the project's fall apart in an interview with Ozone Magazine.

"Probably the worst investment I did was Fawkin' with R. Kelly," Baby said in a February 2010 interview. "That was a waste of my time. I could've made money if I wasn't Fawkin' with that clown-a** n*gga."

  • MACK

    FIRST!!!!!!!!...LOL @ Baby goin in on R. Kelly!!! LOL....kudos to R. Kelly for FINALLY coming out with some GOOD material tho! "When a Woman Loves" is probably his last legit song in YEARS!!!!!!

  • tia

    Kelz the Clown. Doing his usual foot in mouth..just bring back some good music and stop letting this youngster do what u should have been doing. u left the lane open..and then your comeback is that malt shop crap u on..spare me. Shut up and put out some real music..that both worlds was garbage anyway and u know good and damn well u can't work with *****ody.

  • http://www.worldwidewaddie.com Waddie G.

    *****ody would have bought a collabo album with Kells and Baby anyways...

  • H-town negroe

    Best Of Both Worlds?? Never heard of it. Guess its time to google.

  • J-smoo

    Kellz never went anywhere, wdf you takin about. Almost 20 years in the industry this dude give us nothing but hits, his music always goes hard, you can't say that about no one else in the music industry. Too bad he collab with Jay Z, fool is overrated as fuc. Woulda liked to see Pac and Kellz, but I'm waitin on that MJ album Kellz did with him before he died. Gon be a big year for R Kelly no doubt, that When a Woman Loves joint is fire. Baby should keep his mouth shut, didnt even know the dude make music any more, he just ridin Drake and Wayne, gtfoh. Keep doin ya thing Kelly, and hey, bring back some more Mr. Biggs, or how bout some Trapped in the Closet. Keep shining.

  • ReadBetweenTheLines

    If it was Pac instead of Jay Z, that album would've been CL*****IC.

  • KELLY ROBERTS

    I GUESS SINCE BABY AND LIL WAYNE GET SUED SO MUCH FOR COPYING OTHER PEOPLE MUSIC . HOW DARE HE CALL R.KELLY A CLOWN WITH A A MOUTH FULL OF COUNTRY GOLD. R.KELLY IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE TE KING OF R-B HIS FAN BASE IS CEMENTED TREY SONGZ,DRAKE ,JEREMIHAH,USHER SHOULD ALL BE PAYING R.KELLY ROYALTIES. R.KELLY FOREVER CHANGED THE SOUND OF R-B LONG LIVE THE KING.

  • http://www.flcikr.com/photos/unroyal AfricanButNotAmerican

    Baby is pathetic.

  • Vel-J

    Despite his issues, R kelly has what it takes to bring that real, hard hitting R n B that is missing back to the forefront. True talent!

  • klove 47

    R Kelly soul brother number 0ne

  • Geoman

    kelly (like pac) is the tightest brother in the R&B. Started as a rapper in da 80s, drifted into r&b and multi tasked into every music form ever known. Creates his own style, dropped a gospel cd and it's like God's arch angels spruced it. Damn! Kells is the R&B God. Won cases and shut his foes up! Sellin' millions like so easy doest it. Inspiration blew hot and cold. I wish kells did that colab wit pac- it would have outlawed thriller sales. Haters can only hate but kells appreciates.

  • mozie

    wait a minute.... who is baby again?

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