Nelly had a No. 1 hit with Tim McGraw in 2005 and his “Cruise (Remix)” with Florida Georgia Line has been stuck in your head for over 2 years, but he is not going to be releasing a country music album.
Earlier this year it was rumored that Nelly was going to explore his country side and release an EP of country tunes, but he tells Rolling Stone a different story. Basically, he has too much respect for country music to make a country music album.
“It got kinda twisted. It’s not actually country, so to speak. I love country music. I respect country music so much that I would never think that I can sit down and just as easy do a country album. That’s not it. That’s just like some country artist saying, “Hell, I’m just gonna do a rap album.” What I will say is that, I’m tryna come up with an idea of doing an EP that crosses all boundaries, all genres and it may feature different country artists. But if you look at country music now it’s broadened up so much.”
In the same Rolling Stone interview he also called Taylor Swift a “dope person,” while comparing her to his grandmother, “She’s just a dope person. She ain’t got no ill wills or nothing like that, and that’s kind of hard when you come from where we come from. You rarely come across those type of people. It’s kind of like, Taylor Swift and my granny. Who doesn’t love both of those people?”
Works for us.
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