Talk about an unlikely pairing!
First of all, was anyone even thinking of a “Dirty Laundry” remix from Kelly Rowland? I thought she’d said all she needed to say in the original song and we were done with it. Apparently, she wasn’t.
On Friday night, Power 105.1’s DJ Self premiered the song on his “Midnight Mix” show. It is a true remix in the sense that the lyrics are totally different, even Kelly has a different verse in the beginning.
But to be honest, the shining star is R. Kelly. He hits us with the “Oh oh oh oh oh” and you know it’s about to be on:
“…See the truth of the matter is everybody can’t do this/And that’s why I got these s**t talking R&B singers on my hit list/(They Running) But I remain standing tall 90 stories and that will never change/And they bite my style so much I swear should write a book/And when I look at tv, I say “Got damn, that’s my look”…”
Can you say shots fired? Of course, he could be talking about anyone but there’s a great chance that the verse was primarily aimed at Trey Songz. If you’ll recall, Trey did a remix about four years ago on the “Death of Autotune” beat and came directly for Kelly. But being the more seasoned artist, R. Kelly just cooly responded by saying, “What’s an elephant going to do when a fly or an ant lands on him? Those guys got some growing up to do.”
Clearly, that was then and this is now. R. Kelly hasn’t said much musically in quite some time outside of his “Trapped In The Closet” chapters earlier this year so this song is quite a return.
We’ll see if this buzz will help to generate more sales on June 18th when Kelly Rowland’s album, Talk A Good Game, hits stores.
Check it out and tell us what you think!