Chicago’s very own R. Kelly stopped by WGCI’s Tony Sculfield & The Morning Riot Show on Thursday (September 15) to chat it up on the popular syndicated radio station.
During the interview, Kelly announced the title of his upcoming 12 Play-inspired album – Black Panties (yes, black panties), revealed the name of the lead single – “10 Minutes” and talked about his thoughts on Trey Songz & Chris Brown.
On the whole Trey Songz drama:
“I was pretty numb. I dont feel those type of things man. It’s like I’m bullet proof when it comes to beef. I don’t deal with beef. I love steak. [...] I feel like struggle toughens your armor. You gotta go through to get through.”
On who he think has next if he were to step down from the R&B game:
“I know that Trey Songz is the guy that if he keeps with the hits and he humbles himself a bit more, he will definitely be one of the runner ups.”
When asked if he could see Chris Brown stepping in:
“Chris Brown is already there as far as he’s concerned. Because you know, he’s a humble guy. Chris Brown used to come to my studio when he was 13, 14, 15 and 16 and he learned a lot from me. I used to lecture him all the time. I’ve got the upmost respect to Chris Brown. My hat goes off to him. Because why? He got in the studio, he did what he was supposed to do and he bounced back like a round ball.”
You can listen to the entire interview below. Towards the end of Part 2, R. Kelly takes a minute to explain how the title Black Panties came about. LOL I can’t.
Listen: R. Kelly on WGCI 107.5 FM (Part 1)
Listen: R. Kelly on WGCI 107.5 FM (Part 2)