Thursday, December 5, 2002
The Buzz: Nelly and Kelly
He's a top-selling rapper. She's a member of super hot singing trio. Put them together and you've got a super single.
(WSVN) -- What does it take to make a hit song?
If superstar rapper Nelly is involved with Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child it doesn't take too much.
The name of their hit single is Dilemma...and it's been going strong in billboard's top 100 chart for serveral weeks.
Not bad for a song that almost didn't make Nellys quadruple platinum disc Nellyville.
Nelly says, "Well this was the last song I actually did for the album so the album was wrapped up and I came back and thought I need to put one more song on there and this was the song you know.."
The Nelly Kelly pairing was very Hollywood. His people called her people and the rest was destiny.
"Nelly was like I don't know who to get and I want to get you...called up like yo...you want to do this joint I was like yeah I want to do this song."
Nelly rapped. Kelly sang and radio responded.
Now if fans could just get the name right.
Rowland says, "They call it the Nelly Kelly song. I didn't know they were just gonna forget this little song so if they want to call it Nelly Kelly that's fine with me..."
Call it a hit...
Of course when they made the video rumors of a Nelly Kelly romance blew up...they both say they're just friends...