I see R. Kelly is laying down groundwork for an insanity defense. Remember just a few days ago when R. Kelly–who is in the process of dealing with the major fallout of a documentary exposé and being hit with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse–decided it was a good time for an interview? Well, Kells has an explanation for why he did that, and it’s a good one. His “spirit” told him to.
R. Kelly Tried To Set The Record Straight With An Interview With Gayle King. It Was Probably A Mistake
You may have already seen a few clips of Robert Sylvester Kelly sobbing, raging, and speaking directly to the camera in his CBS This Morning interview with Gayle King. It was a lot. We all know that Robert’s reading comprehension is not quite up to grade level, so maybe he read the invitation wrong. Maybe instead of agreeing to sit down with an adult woman and answer some very basic questions about the allegations he’s facing, he thought instead he was agreeing to come in and audition for a community theater bible play about wrongfully persecuted man whose only crime was having too big a heart.
R. Kelly Is Still In Jail Because He Can’t Afford Bail, And Michael Aventatti Says There’s Another Tape
Robert Sylvester Kelly is broker inna mofo. In fact, Robert is so broke that he’s still sitting in jail today after turning himself in to Chicago police over the weekend and is unable to pay the $100,000 he needs to meet the minimum 10% on the $1 million bail bond that was set for him. If Robert has a pot to piss in, it’s courtesy of the Cook County Jail, and he probably has to share. And his woes don’t end there, despite the fact that his attorney Steve Greenberg entered the laughable plea of “not guilty” on all 10 charges of aggravated sexual assault he’s facing.
According to TMZ, Michael Avenatti has turned over an additional tape that allegedly depicts Robert sexually assaulting the same child that appears in the previous tape Michael turned over to the Cook County State’s Attorney. That one prompted the long overdue grand jury investigation, and the second tape sounds to be even more graphic and repugnant that the first.
The hits keep coming for Robert Sylvester Kelly, but not the kind he’s used to. Variety reports that his record label, Sony Music, has finally decided that optics matter and are moving to sever their working relationship with the (barely) sentient 200lb sack of excrement. They haven’t made an official announcement yet, but under the cover of night, RCA (a subsidiary of Sony) quietly removed his name from their roster of artists on their website.
There are still a few episodes left of Surviving Surviving R. Kelly, the reality show we’re currently living where artists who’ve worked with R. Kelly try to distance themselves from him. The last episode with Lady Gaga was kind of bullshit, and today’s episode starring Kanye West and Kim Kardashian is even worse. And Celine Dion being in it didn’t really help all that much either. Not even the Greatest Singer In Da World could save this shit show! According to Complex, Kanye was performing at a Sunday Service event where he sat on a stool and mumbled some shit while a choir sang a few of his songs. During one of the mumbling bits, Kanye made some observations about separating the art from the artist, indirectly alluding to R. Kelly and Michael Jackson.
John Legend finally has some company sitting over there on the Fuck R. Kelly Bench. Chance The Rapper appeared on the final episode of Lifetime’s documentary Surviving R. Kelly and apologized for having worked with him on his 2015 song “Summer in Paradise”. His apology didn’t come controversy-free though. Not only was it a week late and $20 short (if you’re not matching Vince Staples’ energy, you’re not doing enough), Rolling Stone magazine quoted Chance saying he “didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were Black women“, which as you might imagine, didn’t go over very well. Chance says he words were taken out of context and redirected people to the full interview he gave to journalist Jamilah Lemieux back in May.