Is there beef between R&B singers Joe and R. Kelly? According to the “I Wanna Know” crooner the answer is yes.
During a recent interview with DJ Vlad, Joe said the hostility started back in the day after Kells refused to work with people who played his music.
“It’s funny because I was getting credible information from [program directors] and friends of mine as well. This guys had no idea these were my friends as well that you are talking to. And, as if they are really going to stop playing my record because you said if you don’t stop playing his record I’m never going to come back to this show,” he explained. “It was really one of those things like you can’t really be serious.”
“To me though it’s still alleged,” he added, “because I have facts on it, But…there’s no possible way I would allow that to happen because of the relationships I built in the industry as well. No one man has all that power. Trust me when I tell you.”
How did the beef start? “I think sometime when you feel a little bit of that threat, someone in that lane. When you got that lane wide open you can drive how you want to. It;s like you’re the only on that land and the only allowed to drive on that lane. But, then here I am on that bumper and Im tapping you a alittel bit like, ‘Move!’ Like, ‘You’re not the only one here. You’re hogging he lane up.’ I think that was what it was. It was a little bit of a threat not hat side.”
Despite the longtime tension, Joe concluded the interview by saying he has much respect for the Chocolate Factory singer and his career. Watch the clip below and tell us your thoughts in the comment section.