Drake’s Producer Reveals Why R. Kelly Had To Be Given Songwriting Credit On ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Song

Drake‘s producer is clearing up some confusion and backlash over one of the songs on his brand new album, Certified Lover Boy.

Noah “40” Shebib took to Instagram over the weekend to shed light on why R. Kelly had to be given a songwriting credit on “Tsu”, referencing one particular article that claimed the controversial singer was a co-lyricist on it.

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In fact, R. Kelly doesn’t even appear on the album.

“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,” he explained in the comments on an Instagram post. “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.”

He went on, adding that 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.”

The track, “Tsu” uses the intro from 1998 single, “Half on a Baby”, where R. Kelly is credited as a songwriter due to the sample.

Over the weekend, Drake‘s new album hit a major milestone!

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