R. Kelly’s alleged intercourse trafficking crimes precipitated him to lose tens of millions of followers. Following the airing of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly and private accounts of the alleged abuse his former girlfriend Azriel Clary says she suffered, there aren’t many people who find themselves keen to offer Kelly’s music a move. But apparently, rapper Ludacris will not be a type of individuals.
Ludacris talked about his “love” for the disgraced R&B singer in a brand new track that he gave a snippet to on Instagram. The backlash was swift and now Ludacris is taking the time to clear up what he was attempting to say within the track.
Ludacris faces backlash over lyrics that includes R. Kelly
During Ludacris’s ‘Verzus’ battle with Nelly, he supplied his followers with a snippet of his new single, “Silence Of The Lambs.” The track names celebrities who’ve been a part of some stage of controversy all through the previous few years – together with Colin Kaepernick and Roseanne Barr. But, it was his point out of R. Kelly that set the web ablaze.
In the brand new observe, Ludacris raps, “The world crazy, n**gas pouring drinks like Cliff Huxtable/ I love R. Kelly, but around my daughters, I am not comfortable.”
The Timbaland produced track instantly shifted the ambiance from nostalgic pleasure to one in all shock and considerably disgust for many of the 300,000+ viewers who tuned into the dwell stream. To add insult to damage for a lot of, Ludacris replayed the track a number of instances.
“I love R.Kelly but around my daughters I’m not comfortable.” -Ludacris. How do you “love” a recognized pedophile in any case of sick twisted shit he did,” one requested on Twitter.
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“How you love someone you’re not comfortable to have around your daughters,” requested one other on Instagram.
Ludacris ignored the chatter and his posts on Instagram within the aftermath of his snippet going viral targeted on him selling protected hygiene throughout COVID-19.
Ludacris says his lyrics had been “misunderstood”
The backlash in opposition to Ludacris continued days after his May 16 battle with Nelly ended. During an interview with V103 radio in Atlanta, host Big Tigger gave the rapper an opportunity to make clear his lyrics and tackle his critics, particularly as he’s recognized to indicate his relationship along with his daughters.
“Sometimes when you speak on records you’re speaking like it’s just me and you having a conversation as friends but it’s just – you just speaking and just being honest,” Ludacris stated. “I saw that a lot of people kinda misconstrued or didn’t really understand what it was that I was saying.”
“Tigger responded with a level of understanding, telling Ludacris: “You probably meant I love [R. Kelly’s] music and what he brought to the table. But I’m a father of daughters and yea, nah, you not go be around my daughters.”
Ludacris revealed that Tigger’s commentary was right, calling Tigger a “smart man.” Overall, Ludacris felt the backlash was overkill.
After Ludacris’s rationalization, many modified their stance and lightened up of their response to the rapper.
“It’s the truth salute to you, Ludacris,” one wrote on Instagram.
“We all got the same vibe. Lol it was kinda self-explanatory,” wrote one other.
The track additionally options Lil Wayne. Fans will get to listen to it its entirety as soon as it’s launched.