R. Kelly Chose Tupac Over Jay-Z — Say What!
R. Kelly recently revealed that his collaboration album with Jay-Z, ‘Best of Both Worlds,’ was initially supposed to feature slain rapper Tupac Shakur. “Well ‘I Wish’ was basically about Tupac at first. I met Tupac in L.A. at the [Hotel Nikko], and he was rolling by in his drop-top whatever hot car,” Kells explained. “I seen him, and I yelled out, ‘Pac! Pac!’ He was driving by, rolling by himself. I’m like, ‘This n–ga got a lot of balls to be rolling by hisself!‘ So he made a U-Turn, jumped out the car. ‘What up, my ni–a?’ So we kicked it for a minute. So we kicked it for a minute, 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.” That would have been…pretty weird. [BET]
Al Pacino‘s grandma is a G. “My grandmother always came to my shows,” the ‘Scarface’ actor recently told the Times. ‘She was always concerned about the way I dressed – even later on, when I was well known and I supported her. I recall going to her house, and she went to her closet and she came out with a Manila envelope and there was $700 in there.” So real. [NYT]