Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson Gets Love From Nelly

Working with both R&B stars Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson in less than one year is a dream come true for Hip Hop star Nelly. Nelly is currently featured on Janet Jackson?s first single, ?Call On Me,? and he worked with Mariah Carey on her ?The Emancipation of Mimi? album. According to, Nelly says the Collaborations are “Amazing.” Nelly goes on to say, “I’m big fans of both of them. Mariah Carey, she’s possibly the best singer I’ve heard. And you watch someone such as Mariah, who went from the highest of the high to the lowest of the low, and come back like she never missed a beat, and stand up and smack everybody in the face like, ‘I’m still here; matter of fact I’m better’ ? that gives you inspiration. That keeps me going.” “Then Janet Jackson ? come on, man, that’s Penny! That’s Charlene,” he continued, referring to Jackson‘s sitcom roles on “Good Times” and “Diff’rent Strokes.” “Where do you go from there? It’s a beautiful thing.” He recently filmed the video for his “Call on Me” duet with Jackson. Nelly said his family was particularly excited when it heard about the Jackson song, which will appear on her forthcoming LP, 20 Years Old. “My family flipped out, they’re definitely fans of the Jacksons. I grew up singing Jackson Five songs. My uncle put a little band together with all the kids, and I used to have to be Mike. This was a long time ago.”


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