DRAKE is already making headlines after dropping his new album overnight as backlash grows to his decision to give R Kelly a writing credit on track TSU, while it remains unclear what direct involvement the disgraced artist had with the project.
The controversial move comes as R Kelly is currently standing trial in New York on child sex abuse charges.
One listener wrote: “The biggest shock for me is R. Kelly getting a writing credit on the album. That’s totally avoidable.
“I think these superstars are either often out of touch or they don’t mind the pushback from moves like this. Drake could easily have passed on this one.”
Another slammed both Drake’s and Kanye’s new albums: “R. Kelly, while currently on trial for sexual abuse of countless Black women and girls, is going to be making money off the most anticipated album of the year thanks to Drake giving him a songwriting credit on #CertifiedLoverBoy And that’s why both #CLB and #DONDA are trash.”
The credit does not necessarily mean Drake worked with R Kelly on the track.
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