Timbaland has faced backlash after he spoke about R. Kelly, saying the singer is still the “King of R&B,” even after his conviction for sex crimes across several states. 

While on Shannon Sharpe’s ‘Club Shay Shay’ podcast, Timbaland spoke about Kelly and said people should separate the crimes from the artist’s body of work. The producer said, “R. Kelly’s the King of R&B. We all know that, man.”