Guest Star: "One Person That I Worked With That Kinda Rubbed Me The Wrong Way Was R. Kelly"
Saturday, Sep 3, 2011 2:35PM
[Fresh of the heels of a project with up-and-coming rap group There Goes the Neighborhood, Atlanta producer Nitti Beatz reflects on how working with one of the biggest name's in black music became a less than stellar experience.]
One person that I worked with that kinda rubbed me the wrong way was R. Kelly.
Kelly did some foul sh*t ... he leaked one of my records. He blamed it one somebody else though. So that was somebody that I saluted. I still respect him but, that was kind of like a slap in the face from an O.G.
One night I got a call and my homie was like, "R. Kelly wanna speak to you." So he got on the speakerphone and we was talkin'. I had gave my homie some beats and [Kelly] was like, "Yeah, I like this beat right here. I'mma record something to it."
So he recorded something to the beat. It was ridin' ... it was kinda good, you know what I mean? But when I turned that invoice in to his camp and his management ... that's when the record mysteriously got leaked.
I feel like Kelly know what he did with that situation, but at the same time it was kinda like a slap in the face. I put pride into my beats, I don't do beats for nobody to leak. If he didn't want it, he could have just said [that].
That's part of the game though, I ain't mad at him. I still see him as an O.G.
It would just make me handle things differently if we ever hooked back up again, you know?
Nitti Beatz is a Grammy nominated producer from Georgia. In addition to starting his own record label in 2007, he has worked alongside artists 8Ball and MJG and Yung Joc.
Check out a previous interview with Nitti Beatz