Nelly Gets Snappy About Ashanti & His "Cold Career" On The Breakfast Club + Rick Ross Stops By "Chelsea Lately"
Nelly's sexy self rolled into The Breakfast Club this morning to chat about why his career isn't on top of the game anymore and why he continues to stay mum about his girl Ashanti. And he offered up some subtle threats to Charlamagne after getting grilled by him about his "cold career". We've got the interview and highlights inside. Plus, Rick Ross makes an appearance on "Chelsea Lately"....
Nelly's got his seventh studio album coming out this fall, M.O., so he's making his promo rounds. And he's talking about why he stays mum on Ashanti, how he feels about not being #1 in the game, and more.
On beef with Flo Rida
Nelly says the song "Apple Bottom Jeans" was not originally his like people think, it was indeed Flo's. There's no beef with Flo even though it seems like the now bald rapper jacked his style. Nelly says he respects the fact Flo was a fan of his and made his own mark on music.
On his "cold career"
Charlamagne questioned him--several times--on how he felt about his career not being at the top like it used to be. Nelly got slightly offended and said that's his opinion. But a career has ups and downs--as long as you're around that's what matters.
On his relationship with Ashanti
"Like I said before, me and baby girl are real cool. It's not going to change until we want to change it." Nelly said people think it's only his decision on whether or not they discuss their relationship publicly--it was a mutual decision.
On his ventures outside of music
Apple Bottom Jeans is still around with two stores in Dubai. It's been around for 10 years and the only urban female clothing line around for that long. He still owns Troop brand and just opened a school in St. Louis. He's also making an appearance on Queen Latifah's upcoming CW music competition show "The Next". He also may do the actual tv show "Househusbands" with Kevin Hart. And he still has his part ownership of the Bobcats.
On loving "Love & Hip Hop ATL" and if he would work with Joseline
"You know what; I think it's made for TV. When people get upset about that show, I think they taking it seriously and there's nothing to be taken seriously about that show, it's entertainment. I tune in to laugh. I think Stevie J is made for television!"
"Yeah, I would [laugh and hang up if Stevie J asked me to work with Joseline.] I definitely would, but you know what, I'd tune in to watch him get on the phone and ask."
Check out the interview in full above.
And last night, while promoting his upcoming God Forgives, I Don't album, Rick Ross hopped on "Chelsea Lately" to chop it up with every rapper's fave blonde to flirt with.
The two started off the convo about sex--of course. Chelsea hilariously said she loves big black men. And Ricky proposed an elopement--but said he wants to skip the paper work. Chelsea said she's ready to upgrade from 50 Cent to Ricky Rozay. Ha.