Although it’s been ‘Hot In Herre’ these past few weeks, things are always cool in the Nelly camp.
With his multi-platinum ‘Nellyville’ sitting atop the chart eight weeks after its release and getting even more popular thanks to the single ‘Dilemma’ featuring Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child, Nelly’s typical day is anything but.
Having just autographed 60 baseballs and called in to dozens of radio stations for brief chats, as usual Nelly doesn’t have much time to himself. But unlike many artists who view such promotional obligations as a royal pain, the St. Louis rapper sees them as evidence he’s doing something right.
“You do find yourself doing a lot more interviews” he said. “But that just all comes with success, though. The higher you go, the more people want to talk to you. When you’re first starting off, there ain’t that many people that want to talk to you because they don’t care, basically. Until you start slowly but surely making a name for yourself, and then more and more people want to holler at you.”
“I do get asked for a lot of autographs from women, sometimes in a few strange places” he said with a smirk that gave the impression he wasn’t talking about geographical locations.”
“Butts have always been there” he confessed.