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Ludacris has been heavy in the news, thanks to a Verzuz Instagram Live battle that went down over the weekend between the ATL OG and fellow OG, Nelly.

The IG Live brought in plenty of eyeballs, and ended up sparking some debate and criticism on Luda’s side when he previewed some lyrics referencing the infamous R. Kelly.

R. Kelly has gone from certified legend to certified disgrace, with the music industry finally waking up to his many sexual assault claims– they had no choice really, considering the mounting evidence that came to light during the release of the Lifetime documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, and beyond.

During the beginning of the IG Live battle, Luda took some time to preview an unreleased collaboration with Lil Wayne.

He was heard rapping on the song, “the world screwed if n*ggas pouring drinks like Bill Huxtable.” And then, “I love R. Kelly but around my daughters, I’m not comfortable.”

Following the backlash, Luda spoke to Atlanta radio station V103 on the lyric in question.

In a video clip from the interview captured below, Luda clarifies, “Sometimes when you speak on records, you speakin’ like it’s just me and you having a conversation. But you just speaking, and just being honest. I saw that a lot of people kind of misconstrued or just didn’t understand what I’m saying.”

He clarifies that as much as he enjoys R. Kelly’s music, he wouldn’t tolerate the man around his children given his past. It’s as simple as that.

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