R. Kellylegacy in the new Kendrick Lamar Lyrics touch on the now disgraced/convicted R&B legend – the question is…is his music good? ? ?
That’s what Twitter is arguing about right now, after someone apparently responded to “Mr.”, a new song from Kenny’s album. Morale and The Big Steppers”, in which he implies that his SO hypocritically still listens to Kelly — despite, well, everything.
Here’s the original tweet on Thursday that sparked the whole session – with the user writing, “I hope you guys stop saying everyone is listening to R. kelly’s music, like no we won’t 😭😭😭 I tell you Guaranteed, the music isn’t that good.”
They went on to add… “If you have to eavesdrop on it, that means you know it’s wrong, so it’s like where are we going from here.”
The apparently referenced track is “We Cry Together,” which includes Tyler Page In a heated rap debate with Kendrick. At one point, she said…”You’re the reason Harvey Weinstein had to see his conclusion//You’re the reason R. Kelly couldn’t recognize that he was abusive.”
To that, Ken responded in the song…”Shut up, man, we all know you’re still playing his music // Saying I’m sick of these emotional, ungrateful bitches // Fake innocent, fake femininity Stop the pretense, ideologues//All your emotions are more real than you defend.”
Back to the tweets…a lot of people responded that denying R. Kelly made “good” music is ridiculous – and frankly, the guy has credits and writing/production credits to prove it objectively. The truth is, yes – R. Kelly is without a doubt a true hit producer.
There’s no shortage of stars he’s written/produced for and/or with (or in many cases, all 3) – the list includes names like Arya, B2K, dad, Tony Braxton, Lady Gaga, spark, Maxwell, Michael Jackson, Nick Cannon, Gino, kojima brothers., DS, receptionist, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, pit bull, Justin Bieber … There are a lot more.
Of course, that doesn’t even touch on his own hugely popular hits at the time of their release — most notably “Ignition (Remix),” “Bump n’ Grind,” “In the Name of Love,” and I believe me Can fly’, and countless others.
It seems to come down to… Can two things be true at the same time, and more importantly – can we separate art from artist?If so, then no one can argue that R. Kelly didn’t make good music in his heyday…yes he also did terrible things.
Are you still touching R. Kelly in 2022? ? ?
Having said that, we’ll ask the obvious — remember the answers are anonymous — but if we’re real…you’re still playing R. Kelly’s music today, despite his personal actions?