R.KellyThe legacy of is fiercely debated amid new Kendrick Lamar lyrics that touch on the now disgraced/doomed R&B legend – the question being…did he make any good music???
That’s what Twitter is arguing about right now, after someone apparently replied to one of Kenny’s new songs on his album, ‘Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers,” in which he suggests his SO still hypocritically listens to Kelly’s music — despite, well, everything.
Here’s the original tweet from Thursday that sparked this whole conversation — the user wrote, “I wish you would stop saying that everyone secretly listens to R. Kelly music like we don’t 😭😭 😭 I promise you the music isn’t that good.”
They added… “And if you have to listen to it in secret, that means you know it’s fake, so where do we go from here.”
The track apparently referenced is “We Cry Together”, featuring Taylor Paige in a heated rap argument with Kendrick. At one point she says… “You’re the reason Harvey Weinstein had to see his conclusion // You’re the reason R. Kelly can’t admit he’s abusive.”
To that, Ken responds in the song… “Dude, shut the fuck up, we all know you still play his music // Said I’m sick of these emotional ungrateful bitches // Fake innocent, fake feminist , stop pretending // Your feelings are no more real than what you stand for.”
Back to the tweet… tons of people responded saying that denying that R. Kelly made “good” music is nonsense – frankly, the guy has the accolades and writing/production credits to prove it, objectively. The fact is, yes – R. Kelly was undoubtedly a real hit-maker.
There’s no shortage of stars he’s written/produced for and/or with (or in many cases all 3) – the list consists of names like Aliyah, B2K, Didi, Toni Braxton, Lady Gaga, sparkled, Maxwell, MICHAEL JACKSON, Nick Cannon, Ginu wine, The Isley Brothers., WHITNEY HOUSTON, Bailiff, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, pit bull, justin bieber … and much more.
Of course, that’s not even touching his own personal list of hits that were hugely popular when they were released – not the least of which includes “Ignition (Remix),” “Bump n’ Grind”, “Step in the Name of Love”. ‘, ‘I believe I can fly’, and countless others.
It seems to boil down to… can two things be true at the same time, and more importantly, can we separate the art from the artist? If so, no one can argue that R. Kelly didn’t make great music in his heyday…and yes, he did too. do terrible things.
Still banging R. Kelly in 2022???
That said, we’ll ask the obvious – keep in mind that answers are anonymous – but if we’re real…do YOU still play R. Kelly music today, despite his personal conduct?? ?