(AllHipHop News) R&B legend R. Kelly sat down with Elliott Wilson for the sixth edition of the veteran Hip Hop journalist’s CRWN interview series. In part one of the discussion, the “Pied Piper of R&B” speaks on his new album Black Panties, his appreciation for Lady Gaga, overcoming throat surgery, his relationship with his mother, why Public Announcement broke up, his past issues with Gerald Levert while on tour, and how songs like “You Remind Of Me Something,” “Down Low,” “It Seems Like You’re Ready,” and “I Believe I Can Fly” came together.
Kelly shares how he played “I Believe I Can Fly” for The Notorious B.I.G. in a hotel lobby after waking up with the tune in his head. According to Kells, Biggie told him “that’s a hit.”
Kelly also reveals that he did over 360 songs for his latest album. He says he even recorded songs like “Shut Up” right after his throat surgery.
Watch R. Kelly’s CRWN interview below.