40 Provides Details to Why R. Kelly Received a Writer’s Credit on ‘Certified Lover Boy’

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Social media went into a frenzy when they noticed R. Kelly was credited on Drake’s Certified Lover Boy album.

The controversial Kellz was credited as a writer on “TSU,” leading many to ask why Drake would provide R. Kelly with a platform while he is currently battling a sexual assault case.

Drake’s go to producer 40 comes forth with details as to why R. Kelly’s name was included. Commenting on an Instagram post, 40 provided context:

On a song called tsu at the beginning is a sample of OG Ron c talking. Behind that faintly which you can’t even hear is an r Kelly song playing in the background. It has no significance no lyrics are present, r Kelly’s voice isn’t even present but if we wanted to use Ron c talking we were forced to license it. Doesn’t sit well with me let me just say that. And I’m not here to defend drakes lyrics, but I thought I would clear up that there is no actual r Kelly present and it’s a bit misleading to call him a co lyricist. It’s kinda wild cause I was just reading “Baby Girl” by Kathy Iandoli and the recounts of some of that stuff is horrific and disgusting. Then I saw this post and just had to say something because to think we would stand beside that guy or write with him is just incredibly disgusting.