R. Kelly: “'The Best Of Both Worlds’ Was For Me And Pac At First…”
Jay-Z wasn’t his first choice for the collaboration album…
Legendary R&B singer R. Kellyhas claimed that Jay-Z wasn’t his original pick for their 2002 collaboration album, The Best Of Both Worlds.
The crooner has revealed that the late Tupac was the initial choice.
He told 2 Dope Boyz: "Well 'I Wish' was basically about Tupac at first. I met Tupac in L.A. and he was rolling by in his drop-top whatever hot car. I saw him and I called him, he was driving by, rolling by himself. I'm like, 'This nigga got a lot of balls to be rolling by himself!’ So we kicked it for a minute and 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."