(AllHipHop News) On Curren$y’s latest album Canal Street Confidential, the New Orleans rhymer teams up with R&B singer Lloyd for the track “How High.” The song was set to include an interpolation from R. Kelly’s single “Did You Ever Think” featuring Nas.
Artists typically want compensation when another performer uses elements of their song, but Curren$y told DJ Smallz that Kelly wanted all of the publishing royalties from “How High.”
“This is rap where sh*t like that is understood as a nod like, ‘That was a dope record.’ I really thought that was going to be fine,” explained Curren$y. “R. Kelly wanted 100% of the song. Everything! Like he wrote the verses and everything.”
He added, “Why would you want 100% of mine? When the part that I’m using is the part I’m pretty sure [the song’s producers] The Trackmasters wrote.”
According to Spitta, Lloyd saved the day by sending the record back with his own interpretation of the hook.
Watch Curren$y’s interview below.