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R&B Singer Joe Clears Up R. Kelly Interview, 'I Would Never Try To Stop Him From Getting His'

Singersroom Tue, Sep 23, 2008
R&B Singer Joe Clears Up R. Kelly Interview, 'I Would Never Try To Stop Him From Getting His'
R&B crooner Joe (aka Joe Thomas) has cleared up the reasoning behind his decision to come forward about the much-hyped 'R. Kelly' record situation as reported last month.

"I would never try to stop him from getting his" says the singer who has been called 'the Casanova Crooner' in recent years.

In August Joe discussed his departure from Jive, also home to R. Kelly, and surprisingly told EURweb.com that Kelly had attempted to hold back his music, going as far as telling radio stations "Hey, this Joe record is too hot right now. Ya’ll need to pull that back.' And they would oblige."

Acknowledging the past while moving forward with his new album "Joe Thomas, New Man," the "Why Just Be Friends" singer received backlash from music fans and critics shortly after the news who asked why he chose to air out his grievances after so many years.

In a recent interview with Singersroom, Joe said it was not difficult to come forward with the information but says he is not trying to come across as a disgruntled artist.

"To be clear, I’m definitely not trying to sound like a disgruntled artist."

"My whole point was that we all are in this game so I’m not trying to step over your fence and vice-versa, so let’s just stop, do what we gotta do and be respectful to each other when it comes to trying to get it happening.”

On the road promoting "Joe Thomas, New Man," the R&B singer admitted to enjoying his fans on the road more than anything, calling the experience of performing live "something else" because of the sincerity and emotion displayed at his concerts.

For more of Joe's interview with Singersroom including why he chose Mario and Trey Songz for the popular song "We Need To Roll," his upcoming psuedo-live album and more click here.


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