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New York rapper Dave East has a lot to say. The hip-hop artist has appeared in a new “The Bumbu Room” episode to talk about everything from his respect for music mogul JAY-Z to why it’s time to mute controversial singer R. Kelly.

Despite having collaborated with hip-hop lyricists like Nas and Styles P, East is determined to clock in studio time with Young Hov.

“Hov, JAY-Z,” East said when asked who he still wants to collaborate with. “I just feel like his take on the game and just the way he twists words and, just his wordplay over the years has been so elite. I feel like it would just push me to talk or rap in a way I maybe haven’t done before. Same way I got with Nas.” (The Bumbu Rom)

Dave also kept things 100 on the drama surrounding the release of “Surviving R. Kelly.”

“First of all, if there’s a show or anything and people are surviving you, just that off top, is crazy to me. That that’s what they titled it. And then I sat and watched it and I think he’s sick. I think R. Kelly’s a twisted sick-minded nasty, perverted. He’s different. I don’t know nobody like R. Kelly. But big fan of his music up until I seen it because I realized that all those songs that I loved were about little girls. Once I realized that, ‘Bump N Grind’ ain’t sound the same no more – nah, I ain’t feeling R. Kelly.” (The Bumbu Room)

Kells’ legal team recently couldn’t convince a judge to lower his child support payments.

Kelly’s publicist, Darryll Johnson, said Kelly has no assets to sell, not even his home at Trump Tower, because he rents the condo, and paid rent in advance several years ago. Johnson said he and Kelly’s attorneys are representing him for free. Wednesday’s hearing on the child support payments was sealed to the public, but Kelly’s attorneys confirmed afterward that there would be no change in those payments, and the next hearing has been scheduled for May 8. (Chicago CBS Local)

Despite the outcome, Kelly is reportedly sticking to his music grind and putting new tunes together.

Johnson said Kelly is still recording music, even though he was dropped by his record label in January. “He’s recording every day. He has a studio in his home, so he’s always recording,” Johnson said. “All he does is sing; sing and record all day, and when he’s not doing that, he’s shooting basketball.” (Chicago CBS Local)