R. Kelly Believes He Can (make Biggie) CryJune 30th, 2012 | Posted by in Music
R. Kelly, best known for
“I Believe I Can Fly” peeing on teenage girls, has written a book.
Yes, we were also impressed that he could write while one hand aimed his junk, but it’s true.
Kelly’s autobiography is called Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me, and it features tales of Kelly’s meetings with Tupac and Biggie Smalls.
In one such meeting, he was working on his mega-hit “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Kelly says that when Biggie heard the song, he broke into flow:
Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Can’t you see?
Sometimes your words just hypnotize me
That is a total lie. But, that would’ve been great, right?
Anyway, this is R. Kelly’s telling of the first time Biggie heard the song:
He came over to the piano, and I started to play it for him: “I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky . . .” but so far that’s all I had.
“I’m gonna tell you right now, B, that’s a smash. That’s a big hit right there. That’s a Grammy winner, Rob.”
When I was playing it for him, I was thinking – he’s a hardcore rapper; this is gonna be too soft for him – but when I got through and looked up, his face was wet with tears.
“My brother,” he said, “they gonna be playing that when you and I have moved on to the other side of time.”
We’re guessing that was before Biggie saw Space Jam.
Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me is in stores now.
We leave you with Dave Chapelle’s re-telling of R. Kelly’s exploits.