Jay-Z, R. Kelly

You gotta love Jay-Z's logic: When he and R. Kelly released their not-inaccurately titled collaborative album The Best of Both Worlds in 2002, Jay declined to tour with the R&B singer after the surfacing of child-pornography charges that have threatened to eclipse Kelly's musical activities for the last two years. Yet now, when Kelly's legal troubles have still not been resolved and Jay's supposedly enjoying the fruits of an early retirement, the rapper has finally decided to tour with the singer--in advance of a Both Worlds sequel whose October 26 release date the pair are actually securing legal power to protect from bootleggers. Talk about a moment of clarity.
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