Despite his current sex trafficking and racketeering trial, R. Kelly is still earning songwriting credits on some of the biggest albums to release this year. It has been revealed that the disgraced R&B singer has a co-writing credit on Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy for the song “TSU,” which has a sample of “Half on a Baby.”
Considering Drake’s love for Aaliyah, many fans have voiced their confusion regarding the sample. Kelly’s contribution to the album comes via the sample, and on the same song, Justin Timberlake is also credited. However, because of Kelly’s involvement, nobody is quite sure what to make of “TSU.”
While DJ Akademiks has crowned the song an instant classic, many are conflicted about even listening to “TSU” because of how controversial Kelly has proven to be. Perhaps this is Drake’s way of one-upping Kanye West, who included Marilyn Manson (an accused rapist) and DaBaby (a homophobe) on his album.
Among the other samples, Drake interpolated songs from The Notorious B.I.G., Right Said Fred, The Beatles, and others for CLB.
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R. Kelly is presently one of the biggest trends on Twitter as fans continue to learn of his credit on the album. Take a look at what people are saying below.