Ludacris and Nelly drew a lot of attention for their showdown as apart of the “Versuz” series that takes place on Instagram. The concept sees artists celebrating their music by doing a 20 song battle. Ludacris caught some backlash because of some comments that included the currently incarcerated R. Kelly.
During the beginning of the IG Live battle, Luda took some time to preview an unreleased collaboration with Lil Wayne and also a never before heard song with his challenger during the broadcast Nelly. 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.”
To clarify any misconceptions, Luda appeared on 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.
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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)