by Dan Gibson
For reasons unknown, Interview magazine had singer/songwriter/actor Will Oldham interview musician/genius/creepy person R. Kelly recently. Here are eight interesting things R. Kelly said, divorced from context entirely:
"But I have to say, it was fun doing this Love Letter album because, hey, man, love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forever more it will go on undefeated. I’m also a very loving person."
"It’s like you go to parties and they give you these little bags. I got everything I can ever want, and I’ve been blessed, but I want that little bag, you know? I want what’s in the bag. You’re like, “Where my bag at, dawg?” And they’re like, “Ah, we ran out, man.”
"I’ve changed the name to The Return of 12 Play: Night of the Living Dead. I think it’ll be an R&B-like thriller album, if you will."
"You ever see the movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where all of the electricity is just going into one body? That’s what I felt like."
"Yeah, she had a suite and she just traveled. But one night she got on the piano and started to play and we sat and drank and talked. Her spirit was unbelievable. White lady. Martha something . . . Unbelievable lady."
"Welcome Back, Kotter, too. Those songs were magical. The melodies? All of them, to me, were magical."
"But I don’t just randomly go to the mall—unless I just feel like I need some attention and I need some
love. Then I go to the mall."
"It’s interesting because when I was a kid I used to watch, like, Back to the Future , where the man would call “Marty!” and they would jump in the little car and go back to the future. And I always said, “Man, that’s how I want to be able to travel with my gift.”