Back in April, it was reported that rapper Nelly would be releasing a country music album.
Nelly wants to set the record straight. While he says those April reports were “misconstrued” and he will not be recording a country album, he still has the utmost respect for country artists and their music.
“We talked about doing an EP that went across all boundaries and being a different vibe,” Nelly tells Entertainment Weekly. “I love country music. I respect it to the utmost. But there’s nothing in the world that makes me think I can do a country album. That’s like Tim McGraw waking up like, ‘Yo, I’m gonna do a rap album.‘”
Don’t be surprised if you still see him performing with country artists, though! His new album will, “fulfill different formats of music, country being one of them.”
Take a look at Nelly’s country songs below!