Don’t Forget That R. KELLY IS A HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE PERSON

R. Kelly cookie stillI should mention that the headline for this post is completely inaccurate and understated because it’s hard for me to even classify a child predator like R. Kelly as a “person” when he is simply a famous, songwriting pedophile.

Recently, coinciding with the release of Kelly’s new album Black Panties, Village Voice journalist Jim DeRogatis reminded us of the exact way R. Kelly exploited underage black girls at his former high school, Kenwood Academy.

DeRogatis writes that R. Kelly used to visit his alma mater with the purpose of recruiting sexual partners who he would woo with new shoes and trips to the recording studio.

One girl who spent nearly three years as R. Kelly’s “girlfriend” tried to slit her wrists after he left her while another was impregnated by the singer and driven to the abortion clinic by members of his entourage.

And then there’s the tape of him peeing on a 13-year-old girl. It is undeniably him in the video, yet people like Lady Gaga have either completely forgotten about R. Kelly’s past or were never fully educated on it from the start, which makes sense because while he was technically “caught,” he was never punished.

In 2008, a jury in Illinois found him not guilty of 14 counts of child pornography-related charges. Just days ago Kelly responded to DeRogatis’ reminder to fans unapologetically.  Continue reading “Don’t Forget That R. KELLY IS A HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE PERSON”

Infamous Child Molester R. Kelly Releases Tribute To Sandy Hook Elementary

R. Kelly tuxedo 1The song is “I Know You Are Hurting.” It’s in the vein of “I Believe I Can Fly” and “You Are Not Alone” and it was just released by R. Kelly as a tribute to the kids of Newtown, Connecticut.

While it’s hard to speak ill of him and the fact that he’s donating the proceeds to the victims’ families, it seems inappropriate considering he was charged with seven counts of producing child pornography in 2002.

Is this just one of those times when you hush me? Because I understand.

Take the money. And if he donates out of his own pocket, it’s probably “Trapped In The Closet” money, not at all tainted by the fact that he recorded himself peeing on a 14-year-old. Continue reading “Infamous Child Molester R. Kelly Releases Tribute To Sandy Hook Elementary”