Not 4 The People: Robert Sylvester Kelly (R. Kelly)

Not 4 The People: Robert Sylvester Kelly (R. Kelly)

Not 4 The People: Robert Sylvester Kelly (R. Kelly)

I fasted from R. Kelly’s music to begin 2018. Now this fast began as of recent like I said, I’m not gonna act like I didn’t support his music for several years whilst knowing he peed on a 14-year old years ago. We had the evidence, but as a society, it was ignored after the trial. Shit, do you remember people protesting outside of court, him and Jay-Z dropping Innocent Until Proven Guilty and all of the defense of this man despite video evidence? Kinda crazy when you think about it, but as a kid you just don’t know exactly how to comprehend it all. As a teenager or adolescent, you never think about an actual grown man, especially a celebrity having sex with the same girls you take Pre-Algebra with. You hear stories about it, but if you don’t actually see it, it’s very out of sight and out of mind. However, R. Kelly had most people fooled by the veil of spirituality. Outside of the raunchy anthems that most of us, including myself loved, he made music that border lined gospel. Songs like The Storm is Over Now, I Wish, You Saved Me and the Grammy-winning song that was sung at everyone and their baby cousins’ Kindergarten graduation I Believe I Can Fly, touched people's souls, gave them hope and served as a motivational tool. With that being said, the gift he was given -- his voice, writing ability and overall talent -- was used to manipulate and lead others astray.  Like several high-profile preachers and priests, R. Kelly used spirituality and ethos to conduct evil. Let’s think about it though, what kind of grown ass man calls himself the “Pied Piper?” Lookup the history of the word, take a deep breath and then answer this for me. Now let’s not act like we’re finding out new things, we turned a blind eye to this, especially with how brash and loud R. Kelly is when it comes to his lust for children, preferably black women between the ages of 13-17. Shit, any man who is willing to have a high-profile marriage with a 15-year-old celebrity obviously could give less than two shits about the court of law or public opinion. With that being said, not only did the Lifetime Movie, which happened after the infamous interviews and Boondocks episodes on Kells, confirm R. Kelly was sick, it also confirmed that people around him enabled it and thought nothing of it at the time. Now, I’m not a big proponent of cancel culture. I don’t like the idea of an angry mob ganging up to try and stop somebody's checks over what can sometimes be the most meaningless of transgressions. None of us are perfect, we can all be chastised for past behaviors and, for the most part, we are ultimately redeemable. With that being said, R. Kelly is not. Fuck that guy.


 
 

In case you were wondering what Robert was up to this past year…