Surviving R Kelly: Singer under investigation following revelations in documentary

Tanya Cunningham
January 9, 2019

In his interview with Jamilah Lemieux, he said that "making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake".

Chance published the full segment of the interview from which his quote was used, saying in it, "We're programmed to be hyper-sensitive to black male oppression".

Master P is the latest music industry figure to come forward and speak out regarding the controversy swirling around R. Kelly following the airing of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly documentary.

Kelly has continued to deny all allegations against him, and he is not now charged with any crimes.

If you are in the auto or at the family cookout and someone puts on R. Kelly, inform them about the many allegations against him and pull up the hundreds of articles that offer testimony from the women who say he has harmed them.

McGee met Kelly at age 35, according to People, and has said the singer treated her like his personal sex slave before she escaped him.

In 2002, Kelly was charged with 21 counts of child pornography after he allegedly videotaped himself having sex with an unidentified underage girl.

The vocal inflection in the clip also reflects Chance saying what he said in a more theoretical manner, not that he actually just doesn't believe Black women.

Other interviewees include John Legend, Chance the Rapper, Jovante Cunningham, Dominique Gardner, and Michelle Kramer.

Chance the Rapper has apologised for collaborating with the singer, but upset many people by admitting that he didn't care about the women because they were, in fact, black. I really would like for you guys to help me understand what I'm missing.

A rep for Kelly did not respond to a request for comment.

The Internet has expressed a collective revulsion with the allegations, with many suggesting that it's the lack of protection for black women that allowed an apparent child rapist to thrive for decades.

Nonprofit advocacy organization Color of Change tweeted the "strength of Black women & girls is determined by how much suffering we can endure". The best way to gut a predator or to put a stop to unchecked narcissistic behavior is to snatch away their money, because without it they can't function.

Or will they be condemned by many of us as gold-digging troublemakers trying to bring a successful brother down?

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