PZO: Do you miss the privacy that you used to have before you got to be
Nelly: Yes, of course.
Tell us a little about your clothing line.
Nelly: The name of my clothing line is Vokal, as in vocal.
PZO: What kind of clothing does it cater to?
Nelly: Its for guys. Its casual clothes so far. Clothes that
you can go to gym then head to the club. <pause> But first
take a shower.
No one should go straight to the club after coming from the gym.
PZO: Will there be clothes for women as well?
Nelly: Yeah. Were working on women. As you know women come in a
bunch of different sizes and shapes. So its harder to get clothes
PZO: Where can we find your clothing line?
Nelly: As of now they are in Mom & Pop stores. I think its also
in Macys now as well.
What is worst thing you've done and gotten away with?
Nelly: I dont even wanna say that. <laughter> Ive
done some things Im not too happy about. Um. <pause>
I dont know. I wish I hadnt done some of the stuff I have
done and gotten away with. I cant even say some of the stuff. <laughter>
If you could write something on a bathroom wall, what would you write?
Nelly: Half of my number. On a girls bathroom of course.
PZO: Are you serious?
Nelly: No, um. Id write Stand right here and see how far you
can make it. Id write this in a guys stall. Probably
just write "stand here". Its seems funny. Id write
it as a joke. Ive seen that written before and it was funny. I was
in a stall and it said stand here about 15 feet away from the urinal.
And I could tell that there were guys before me had tried to get it in.
I couldnt stop laughing. <laughter>
Lately, a lot of musicians have been turning actors and not very many
of them have done it successfully, how do you think you prove yourself
in your role in Snipes?
Nelly: Well, I can appreticate all who came before me. They were just
doing their thing. I hope I do well. I hope to do okay. I think
the new found popularity of hip hop will help a lot. I just wanna try
to further my career and expand it.
PZO: So tell us a little about your new movie Snipes.
Nelly: I play a rapper in the movie. Its basically about this Hustler
rapper who gets kidnapped right before his album drops.
PZO: When will it be out?
Nelly: In September.
PZO: Who else is in it?
Nelly: JD, Sam Jones. I think hes in Smallville. Charile Baltimore.
PZO: So when was this filmed?
Nelly: It was filmed two years ago. Its just an independent film.
Do you regret getting any of your tattoos?
Nelly: No. I love all my tattoos. I wanna get more.
PZO: Which one is your favorite and where is it?
Nelly: My cards. The one on my arm. Its the first one I got.
What questions do you get tired of being asked in interviews?
Nelly: They all get repetitive. After a while its all the same.
Its all good though, I know it has to be done.
What do you want to do next, seeing as how you have done music, a clothing
line, and now even acting?
Nelly: I need to rest. Just have a vacation. Thats something I havent
done in 3 years.
PZO: If you had the chance, where would you go on vacation?
Nelly: It doesnt even matter. Having the chance to not be bugged
by people would make it worth it. I could just be in my room. All I
need is a vacation. <laughter>
If you had the chance, is there anything about your life that you'd like
Nelly: No. For me all I have done has kept me still living. <pause>
Everything I do is learning. I wouldnt change anything because I
learn from the stupid things Ive done.
A lot of fans talk about your talent in sports, but if you were ever given
the opportunity to temporarily play professionally for your favorite team
and then return to your music, would you take up that opportunity?
Nelly: Yes, I would. Only if I could possibly get training first though.
I have a lot of respect for sports and wouldnt wanna look like
a bum. <laughter> I would not wanna go out there and look
like a bum and make a fool of myself.
Technically you're an Air Force brat did you ever consider entering into
Nelly: Never. No. <laughter>
PZO: Why is that?
Nelly: Never did want to. Not on my list of things to do. <laughter>