Belly Talks Beyoncé Collaboration, Boycotting Donald Trump At Real Show

Prior to taking the stage at 92.3's The Real Show Saturday night, rapper-producer Belly sat down with Nina Chantele backstage and spoke about the time he and "Might Not" collaborator, The Weeknd, boycotted late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! due to Donald Trump.

In May, Belly (real name Ahmad Balshe) and The Weeknd pulled their appearance because the Republican nominee was on the interview lineup. When applauded for his decision, Belly said, "Any decent human being should've did that."

Aside from talking politics, Belly also spoke about cowriting Beyonce's Lemonade track "6 Inch," which also featured guest verses by The Weeknd. "I've just been blessed to make music that a lot of people can enjoy, and sometimes you have a visionary like Beyonce who can take something and make it as big as she made it."

Before exiting the interview, Belly hyped his forthcoming album Inzombia, which is expected to be different from anything he has ever done.

"I think this is just an amazing, cohesive body of work that just represents me and what I'm feeling at this point in my life and everything I'm going through," he said. When asked to elaborate on what he's been going through, he cryptically replied, "Listen to the project. You'll find out."

The Real Show -- hosted by Big Boy and his entire 92.3 on-air team -- is taking place at the Forum in Inglewood, California and will see performances by hip-hop heavyweights including Bryson Tiller, Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign, Chance the Rapper, and headliner Usher.

Follow the conversation using the hashtag #RealShowLA on social media.

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