Earlier this week, Ludacris was in the headlines when he dropped a brand new song that referenced the R. Kelly scandal. As most in the Western world know, R. Kelly was charged with heinous sexual abuse crimes following the airing of the widely seen Surviving R. Kelly docuseries on Lifetime.
Since the controversy began, many of his former collaborators, friends, acquaintances, and even members of his old inner circle distanced themselves from the controversial performing artist and left Kelly to fend for himself.
Ludacris, who has been busy in other areas of his career lately including in the Fast and Furious franchise, dropped a brand new song around the same time as his IG Live session with the Country Grammar artist, Nelly.
Hot New Hip Hop picked up on a conversation with Ludacris and a popular radio station in which the performer revealed why he chose to include the lyric. In case you missed it, Ludacris opens up his song by saying that he loved R. Kelly but he certainly wouldn’t have him around his daughters.
During the conversation with the Atlanta radio station, V103, Ludacris said that he was “just being honest.” Ludacris clarified that as much as he has enjoyed Kelly’s music over the years, he certainly wouldn’t allow him to spend one-on-one time with his daughters.
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#PressPlay: If y’all were tuned into the #Verzuz battle between #Ludacris and #Nelly, y’all remember the reactions Luda got when he dropped a bar about R. Kelly in one of his new songs! Well, Luda is addressing exactly what he meant when he said: “I love R. Kelly, but around my daughters I’m not comfortable.” ( 🎥: @v103atlanta)
In addition to his R. Kelly reference, Ludacris also made an allusion to the formerly legendary stand-up comic, Bill Cosby, who famously portrayed Cliff Huxtable on the series, The Cosby Show. The rapper said that the world was in trouble if they “poured drinks” like Mr. Huxtable.
As it was previously reported, Bill Cosby was convicted and sentenced for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand sixteen years ago. Cosby’s case came approximately three years before the advent of the #MeToo movement which kicked off in 2017 with the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Some in the media have claimed that Cosby’s case was just the start of a bubbling up of resentment toward powerful men who have misused their power against women.