In an interview with “V” Magazine, R. Kelly announced the title of his new album, as well as hinting at new material with Mary J. Blige.
R. Kelly isn’t known for his subtlety, and despite many criticisms this year, the follow up to his over-the-top 2013 album, Black Panties, will likely not find Kells taking a more reserved approach. The album, which he revealed in an interview with V magazine will be called White Panties, has been promised to be on a “whole other level”.
Read some excerpts from the interview below.
Is it true you’re planning a sequel to the record?,
Absolutely. It’s called White Panties. And you can expect a whole other level.
Are you compromising your experimental side by creating something so specifically for your fans?
No. I always follow what my spirit tells me to do. When I get into the studio I write from my heart. I try to write life and not songs. People live life and when you write life you’re going to mess around and touch somebody’s heart, and they’ll relate to you and what you’re singing about.
Why did you decide to enlist artists like 2 Chainz and Future?
When I’m in the studio, I let my music and my lyrics do a kind of casting call. My music feels like a movie to me. I can hear in my head who should be on the song, and then I make a call. With 2 Chainz and Future, these guys respect my music and I respect what they do, so it’s just like a hand going into a glove.
Now you’re going on the “King & Queen” tour with Mary J. Blige. Do you have plans to sing together?
It’s a very exciting thing when two people like Mary and me come together. It’s never been done, but it kind of makes sense, and you’re like, Wow! And this is very exciting for me because I’m a fan of hers. I’m in the studio right now working on a song for me and Mary. I’m even looking for.