Watch: Ludacris Clears Up Perceived R. Kelly Support Following #VERZUZ Backlash

Published: Wednesday 20th May 2020 by Rashad

‘Southern Hospitality’ hitmaker Ludacris was undoubtedly in need of some himself after he was slammed on social media for making comments that some deemed supportive of embattled R&B legend R. Kelly.

The drama started Saturday (May 18) during the rapper’s #VERZUZ showdown with fellow emcee Nelly.  While cranking out their respective hits, Luda (born Christopher Bridges) previewed an unreleased song which featured the line:

I love R.Kelly but around my daughters, I’m not comfortable.”

After the lyric sparked backlash, Bridges took to an interview with radio personality Big Tigger to clear up any confusion about his intent.

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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)

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During the conversation seen above, Luda responded to the hoop-la:

“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,” he said. “I saw that a lot of people kinda misconstrued or didn’t really understand what it was that I was saying.” 

Tigger expounded on what he thought Luda meant:

“You probably meant I love [R. Kelly’s] music and what he brought to the table,” Big Tigger said. “ But I’m a father of daughters and yea, nah, you not go be around my daughters.” 

Luda agreed.

“You a smart man, bruh. It’s that simple. It’s that simple – It’s nothing else to put to it. It’s that simple.” 

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See more highlights from the interview below:

 

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  1. eric May 20, 2020

    He needs to be able to listen and not just get his point across. The problem people are expressing is that he supports a life of work that may have been used to lure underaged girls into illegal s-e-x acts. The bulk of R. Kelly’s music glorifies things that he is now in jail for, so how can Ludacris or anyone else say they love his music? In reality, we’re all victims of R. Kelly if he is proven guilty, because a man who sexually abuses a child knows how to manipulate, and R. Kelly possibly used his entire career to manipulate the public and use his income to cover up his crimes. I have no love for a person like that.

  2. Tori May 20, 2020

    He literally said what everyone else has said since the entire R. Kelly drama beganed years ago. People only have a problem because he famous and he’s an easy target, especially on social media where they can post their glorified opinions.

  3. Bone May 21, 2020

    All Kids…come into this world Innocent..R-Kelly, got turn out..when he was a child & like so many others..who, are held in S** Slave trade camps..around the world..they too..will hurt someone..Truth is, Abuse people,bruise people..R Kelly needs help. Ask anyone..thats been abused

  4. tyty May 21, 2020

    Apart from a few woman here and there, it’s pretty obvious R Kelly was only into teenagers. His audience might have been grown but his muses where lil girls 🤷🏽‍♀️ Folks just need to accept that reality. You can’t separate the music from the man he wasn’t thinking of no grown woman when making down low or bump N grind.

  5. Jim May 21, 2020

    The world is doomed.
    Ppl have sucked the life out of life.
    Now we live in concentration camps where we are told what to say and not to say. It’s called an opinion. An opinion is Personal and should not heavily influence others IF we weren’t sheep. I guess the celebrities are the sheepherders

  6. Tomi E Goodman May 21, 2020

    Hi my name is Ms. Tomi E. Goodman aka Poet Ms. Tomi X. And I’ve been an admire and long time Homie Friend from the Lowend where Mr. Robert S. Kelly and I were raised. I absolutely Love Kelz and I know that my guy Ludacris Loves him too unconditionally or at least I hope he does. His lyrics are always full of love sarcasm and humor. So I believe what he said about Kelz reguardin Ludacris being uncomfortable with our guy around his daughter(s) was just a fun loving dig. Nothin more! I have great Love and respect for my nephew Luda too!
    Peace Live Love Laugh and to all couples take a s*** bath!!

    • Tomi E Goodman May 21, 2020

      Hi my name is Ms. Tomi E. Goodman aka Poet Ms. Tomi X. And I’ve been an admirer and long time Homie Friend from the Lowend where Mr. Robert S. Kelly and I were raised. I absolutely Love Kelz and I know that my guy Ludacris Loves him too unconditionally or at least I hope he does. His lyrics are always full of love sarcasm and humor. So I believe what he said about Kelz reguardin Ludacris being uncomfortable with our guy around his daughter(s) was just a fun loving dig. Nothin more! I have great Love and respect for my nephew Luda too!
      Peace Live Love Laugh and to all couples take a s*** bath!!

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