In the November issue of XXL Magazine (50 Cent & Soulja Boy on cover), R. Kelly spoke on his relationship with Tupac & his original plans for the Best Of Both Worlds LP.
Well, “I Wish” was basically about Tupac about first. I met Tupac in L.A.- the [Hotel Nikko] and he was rolling by in his drop-top-whatever hot car. I seen him, and yelled out, “Pac! Pac” He was driving by, rolling by himself. I’m like, his nigga got a lot of balls to be rolling by himself! So he made a U-Turn, jumped out the car. “What up, my nigga?” So we kicked it for a minute. I said, “Dude, we need to do an album.” See, The Best Of Both Worlds was for me and Tupac first. “I Wish” was gonna be the first song that we were gonna do.