R. Kelly and Jay-Z had a famous falling out after things went sour on their 2002 Best of Both Worlds tour, with Kells ultimately suing Jay for $75 million in lost revenue. Eight years later, however, the Pied Piper of R&B says the issues he had with Jay are water under the bridge.
Asked in a recent interview with MTV News whether he still listens to Jay-Z's music, Kelly said "Absolutely; huge fan."
Commenting on the slew of high-profile collaborations between rappers that have come since Best of Both Worlds and the 2004 follow-up, Unfinished Business, Kells accepted some credit for the trend.
"We walked on the moon first, right?" he said.
The legendary singer, songwriter and producer is currently promoting a new album, Write Me Back, in addition to his first memoir, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, which is available online and at local book retailers now.
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