Chance the Rapper publicly apologizes for working with R. Kelly

Carla Harmon
January 8, 2019

"But I think it's important that I understand why", she adds, asking her Twitter followers to help her figure it out. As with all true crime, there is a fine line between getting the truth out and getting it out salaciously.

But thanks to the #MuteRKelly movement, while Kelly's music can still be heard on the airwaves, and he can still pack a concert venue, there are signs that other high-profile celebrities are backing away from him.

The first posts also targeted Asante McGee, who claims to have been one of Kelly's "sex slaves". "We asked Jay-Z. We asked Dave Chappelle", Hampton revealed, noting the fact that she only managed to secure "people who have been critical" of Kelly.

In the final part of the documentary, it's alleged that Kelly forces women to use buckets instead of bathrooms at his estate, and that the buckets could only be emptied with his permission.

The documentary is massively upsetting to watch, with woman after woman telling stories with paralleling patterns of his behaviour. There is a sense that Kelly - who is reportedly a victim of molestation - is acting out as a result of his childhood trauma. Saying "we all knew" makes it so easy to gloss over what we "knew"-that he was sexually, psychologically, and physically abusing underage girls". And yet it's only recently that all of this has congealed into something more substantial and damning than "rumor".

Indeed, in an interview, a portion of which was aired in "Surviving R Kelly", another wildly popular Chicago superstar expressed regret that he collaborated with Kelly in 2015. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, the filmmaker explained how "incredibly difficult" it was to convince artists who had worked with Kelly to speak out on his alleged behavior.

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith responded to the report in a video on her Twitter account, saying, "How is it that R Kelly's music sales have spiked (substantially) since the release of the docuseries Surviving R Kelly?".

R. Kelly's music on Spotify is spiking, according to The Blast, and Jada Pinkett Smith is "having a really hard time understanding why". They just kept playing his song. But, the Acid Raps rapper does have plenty of defenders, including the interviewer Jamilah Lemieux.

Most streaming sites including Apple Music and Tidal still play Kelly's music. I got to thinking. They say people close to him have kept him up on developments in the series, which have infuriated him and he has said he doesn't know half the people Lifetime spoke with, TMZ reported.

R Kelly's ex-wife Andrea Kelly is also interviewed for Surviving R Kelly.

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