Ludacris is under fire for including some controversial lyrics about abusers R. Kelly and Bill Cosby in an unreleased song he previewed during his battle with Nelly.
Maybe Ludacris should have left this one in the drafts. During the rapper's rollercoaster ride of a Verzuz battle with fellow 2000s hip hop heavyweight, Nelly, on Saturday (May 17th), most viewers couldn't help but joke about the technical difficulties that Luda's opponent was facing, as his Internet connection posed a quality problem on his end throughout the majority of the evening.
Between Nelly's blurry, pixelated dancing and his questionable song choices, there was plenty to focus on, but one unexpected detail of the night that rubbed people the wrong way occurred early on while Ludacris was waiting for Nelly to reconnect on live. Luda decided to keep viewers entertained by previewing an unreleased song featuring Lil Wayne and produced by Verzuz co-founder, Timbaland, playing a lengthy snippet of the track three times in a row. The song, titled, "Silence of the Lambs," opens with a mention of Cosby: "the world screwed if n*ggas pouring drinks like Bill Huxtable." In the next line, Ludacris declares, "I love R. Kelly but around my daughters, I'm not comfortable."
The lyrics, especially the questionable sentiment about Kelly, caused an uproar on social media.