He gave us music for the decades that we are still stepping into. He has been on the charts on tabloid news, in court, awards and allegedly in bed with teenagers. This has spanned his entire career since the 90’s. Though he himself admits to have been sexually abused as well at a young age it is no justification for his actions.
R.Kelly is trending again and not for his music but for what was trapped in the closet. The recently released documentary “Surviving R.Kelly” has sparked new bound criticism for the artist and many have chosen to distance themselves from him and his actions.
Chance the Rapper: “Making a song with R.Kelly was a mistake”
Meek Mill: “I’m not feeling R after watching that…it’s so much filthy shit going on in this industry nobody will ever really speak on the wild shit because most of them could have docs like this or even worst done about them”
The director of the doc reached out to a several of celebrities the likes of Jay Z, Mary J Blige, Lil Kim, Dave Chappele, Questlove of the roots. Questlove had this to say,: “I would do anything for you but I can’t do this, it’s not because they support him but; it’s because it’s so messy and muddy”
John Legend:” To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all. I believe these women and don’t give a f*** about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision”
This was after John had been asked why he chose to appear on the documentary.
Social media has been awash with comments and this time around no one seems to sympathise with the “world’s greatest” serial rapist or any of his known assailants. The scene from Boondocks about a decade ago that shows the R.Kelly trial is very appropriate and Huey was right. TO find out more do follow the #surviving R.Kelly on social media.
What do you think about the whole case? Will this actually affect how you listen to his music? Is he even still in your playlists?