No matter how hard he wishes, R. Kelly just can’t evict himself from the current narrative that says he’s allegedly a big fan of keeping young women (and possibly some underage girls) in a sex cult. Naturally, there’s been a call to boycott R. Kelly’s music and Spotify removed his songs from plays (but it didn’t affect his song streams). R. Kelly might be as delusional as he is disgusting, because he doesn’t think his career is going anywhere.
Back in April, R. Kelly’s lawyer, publicist, and longtime personal assistant all confirmed that they weren’t happy and left him. Then Time’s Up re-launched a campaign called #MuteRKelly. Their goal was two-fold: for a boycott of his music and concerts, and demanded he be investigated for his alleged crimes. The #MuteRKelly campaign saw some success: R. Kelly was removed from the 2018 Love Jam concert earlier this month in Chicago. And most recently, a young woman named Faith Rodgers has filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery, false imprisonment, and allegedly giving her herpes.
But none of that has registered with R. Kelly. According to Vulture, R. Kelly was caught on a Facebook video recently bragging about being bigger than any accusation or boycott. In R. Kelly’s mind, not only are there 40 billion people on the planet, but they all love him.
“I got a million motherfuckers hatin’ me, or 40 billion motherfuckers lovin’ me, you know what I’m saying? And I’mma tell you something. I’mma take this musical shit, and I’mma inject these motherfuckers with this musical, beautiful shit. I am handcuffed, like a lot of you motherfuckers. It’s too late, they should have did this shit thirty years ago. It’s too late, the music has been injected into the world, okay? I hired my motherfucking self…I have a basketball mentality. As long as I’ve got the ball, the world is on defense.”
Here’s the video. I’d say it looks like an R. Kelly cult meeting, but I didn’t see any women making a break for it while he was distracted with his friends.
R. Kelly in FB Live video defiantly declares in a toast in a room of men “it’s too late” to take him down, potentially referencing #MeToo movement and #MuteRKelly campaign ?
Posted by Exavier Pope on Friday, May 18, 2018
R. Kelly isn’t totally wrong; there will always be a handful of people on Team R. Kelly, no matter what kind of awful evidence you throw at them. Especially all those hangers-on in that video. Although I have a feeling they won’t be so quick to cheer on R. Kelly if #MuteRKelly starts to hit him hard and the money suddenly dries up. “Sorry guys, no more Rémy Martin and Cuban cigars. But I do have cups of tap water and a box of Space Jam soundtracks! Hey, where are you going?”