Pair collaborated on Gaga's new album 'ARTPOP' earlier this year
R Kelly has said that he “met his match” when working with Lady Gaga on her single ‘Do What You Want’.
The US R&B singer discussed his work with Gaga, as well as his collaboration with Phoenix at Coachella this year, in a new interview with The Guardian. The pair recently performed their duet, which appears on Gaga’s new album ‘ARTPOP’, at the American Music Awards dressed as the President and his secretary.
Talking about Gaga, R Kelly says: “I met my match when I met her. She’s not afraid to just do themselves and not try to do anyone else.” Talking about his work with artists outside of the R&B genre, he continued: “It’s two aliens meeting, you know? You’re talking a language that other people don’t understand… and we went to the moon with that one, we’ll probably be doing some more things in the future.”
Meanwhile, R Kelly recently set up a ‘Black Panties Hotline’ to promote his new album. Calling the number 312-380-6596 gives callers the option to receive eight messages a month from R Kelly, although the content of the messages is not made clear.
Tracks on the album include ‘Crazy Sex’, ‘Genius’ and ‘Throw This Money On You’ as well as R Kelly’s current single ‘My Story’. Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz and Jeezy all appear on the album, with the deluxe edition featuring additional tracks including guest spots for Future, and Juicy J and Migos.
‘Black Panties’ is the follow-up to Kelly’s ‘Write Me Back’, which came out in June 2012 and peaked at Number Five on America’s Billboard 200 albums chart.
The tracklisting is as follows:
‘Throw This Money On You’
‘Marry The Pussy’
‘You Deserve Better’
‘All The Way’ (feat. Kelly Rowland)
‘My Story’ (feat. 2 Chainz)
‘Spend That’ (feat. Jeezy)
Deluxe Version bonus tracks:
‘Tear It Up’ (feat. Future)
‘Show Ya Pussy’ (feat. Migos and Juicy J)