I’m an honest, open father.
I think R. Kelly’s range is so vast and broad that in order to stimulate himself creatively as an artist, he has to step so, so far outside the box, or else he feels like he’s not challenging himself.
I love BET and I love the fans.
Acting in film, you know, I hear all the time, people say ‘You did so much better than I thought you would.’ So there’s an added element of surprise in film, different than in music.
I wouldn’t mind going somewhere and taking a president position and signing acts and taking the attention off of me and taking what I’ve learned in my career and applying that to another person’s.
I can’t really see myself as an artist. Now, to step out here and there, do it when I feel like it, that’s a possibility. But for me to be a full-fledged, full-time artist in the industry, I don’t think so.
My childhood name that my father gave me, my mother, my grandmother, grandfather, family and friends all call me T.I.P.
I don’t really like the sound of Auto-Tune. I don’t like when it’s extremely audible, when you’re able to detect it easily. I don’t like that.
Let it be known: I am a free agent. I’m operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don’t have no corporate backing. I don’t have no major distribution.
I, myself, I am not interested in reality television; just me, myself, speaking.
I’m an ‘in the shower’ or ‘in the booth’ kind of singer. I can sing, but I need either nobody to be able to hear me, or for me to be able to redo it.
It is a lot of responsibility. But I enjoy being a father. That’s one of the best parts of my life. I feel like, man, that’s one of the greatest things I’ve got going on, being a father.
I’ve learned that one thing about my life that is certain is trouble.
It goes without saying that it’s hard to attain a certain level of success.
My father passed away in 2002, but yes, we were pretty close. I loved him a lot.