Everyone in the industry has still got love for R. Kelly, despite all the bad press he received for his highly publicized sex scandal with underage girls. One artist is not so quick to support the R&B singer, his name is Cam’ron.
Cam’ron, leader of his group the Diplomats, is actually heated with Kelly for not fulfilling an agreement they had for Kelly to produce and sing a hook on Cam’s upcoming LP, Purple Haze.
“Me, I got beef with R. Kelly,” said Cam to MTVnews, who recorded the “Snake” remix with R. Kelly and made an unauthorized remix of Kelly’s “Thoia Thoing” this year. “The ‘Snake’ song, he asked me to fly to L.A. and do the video, I said fine, all in exchange for him to do a beat and hook on my album. There’s no beat from Kelly, there’s no hook from R. Kelly.”
Cam realizes that a man can be busy, but is insulted because of Kelly making time for other artists that are just now supporting him.
“The whole industry was sh—in’ on you,” the rapper further vented. “Now everybody is back on the bandwagon, I’m jumping off. I still love his music, he’s a great musician, but I can’t do business with that man, ’cause that’s bad business. I could have invoiced you and said, ‘This is my fee.’ That’s what I’m gonna do [now].”
Cam does have his sights set on another crooner who’s been known to get the ladies screaming — Maxwell. He wants the singer to help him remake Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Reasons.”
“I always loved the song when I was growing up,” he explained. “I been wanting somebody to do [the beat for me] for a minute.”
Cam’ron is still working on the album and says that he will be working on it until it’s drop in mid-February. He is still undecided on the first single, but he says the song “Shake” is a strong contender.
Cam is looking to shoot his first video in support of Purple Haze within the next few weeks