FROM RAP-UP: Nelly and Kelly Rowland topped the charts in 2002 with their duet “Dilemma,” but Nelly is not looking to repeat history with their latest collaboration.
Of their Grammy-winning hit, which was named one of Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs of the Decade, he says:
“Let’s be honest, we can’t do ‘Dilemma’ over again. That’s etched in time. It is what it is; that song was for that point in time.”
The song’s sequel “Gone” was helmed by Jim Jonsin and Rico Love and is set to appear on Nelly’s new album Nelly 5.0. It picks up where its predecessor left off.
“It’s kinda like an extension of the story, and still playfully having fun with it like we did with the first one. [But] in no way, shape, or form are we trying to repeat a ‘Dilemma’—like you gotta be f*****’ kidding me.”
In the meantime, Nelly can be heard on the slowed down, urban remix to Kelly’s new single “Commander” – which we actually like a lot better than the original. HEAR IT BELOW:
And the original collabo: