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Ludacris Reacts to Backlash Over R. Kelly Lyrics: I’m Just Being ‘Honest’

The rapper faced criticism after fans noticed the Kelly reference on ‘Silence of the Lambs’ which he previewed during a song battle with Nelly in the Saturday, May 17 episode of Timbaland and Swizz Beatz’s ‘Verzuz’.

AceShowbizLudacris previously landed in hot water after professing his love to R. Kelly on his new song “Silence of the Lambs”. Now, the “Move B***h” rapper has responded to the backlash during his interview with Atlanta radio station V103 on Tuesday, May 19.

Addressing the matter, Luda said, “Sometimes when you speak on records, you speakin’ like it’s just me and you having a conversation.” He added, “But you just speaking, and just being honest. I saw that a lot of people kind of misconstrued or just didn’t really understand what is what what I’m saying.”

Later he alluded that he enjoyed Kelly’s music. However, he wouldn’t let his daughter around him because of his sexual assault scandals.

Ludacris faced backlash after fans noticed the Kelly reference on “Silence of the Lambs” which he previewed three times during a song battle with Nelly in the Saturday, May 17 episode of Timbaland and Swizz Beatz‘s “Verzuz”. Produced by Timbaland, the song opens with a mention of Bill Cosby as the lyrics read, “The world screwed if n****s pouring drinks like Bill Huxtable.”

As if that wasn’t enought, Luda later rapped, “I love R. Kelly but around my daughters, I’m not comfortable.” He also shaded Roseanne Barr by declaring that racists were still drinking “from Roseanne’s bar.”

Fans quickly responded to the name-dropping. “Ludacris really thought it was appropriate to tell us he loves R.Kelly in 2020 and told us three times. I’m still in shock,” someone tweeted. “I’m still mad Ludacris previewed that Wayne song and dropped Cosby and R Kelly lines to start off the song. And ran it back like 5 times,” another person stated.

“Ludacris said ‘I love R. Kelly but around my daughters I’m not comfortable.’ Ehm I think you might want to REWRITE THAT LINE yunno,” a fan suggested. “Ludacris giving us bill cosby, r. kelly and roseanne bars in 2020 along with a chance the rapper feature. who asked for this? more importantly,” one other said.

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