‘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)
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.”
“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.”
See more highlights from the interview below:
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