**TRIGGER WARNING: I will be mentioning pedophilia so please be warned if you’re triggered by this topic***
Hooneeyy! Get your hot tea, coffee, apple cider…all of that because this topic is a very big one and very much so a big topic right now.
Alright, so if you’re at all aware of the news, especially celebrity news, then you know all about what’s been going on with R. Kelly and the recent document series that just came out on Lifetime. If you know of the artist R. Kelly and his music but aren’t up to date with what’s going on, then to simply put it….he’s a pedophile and has been doing pedophilic acts for decades now. Specifically with young black girls and women.
So, I have a confession, I just recently discovered this about R. Kelly and I know once some of you read that it caused you to shake your heads. It’s not like I heard about it years ago and I just ignored the fact because I loved his music. I just genuinely never heard about it. I never saw anything about it until recently with the documentary coming out and I don’t keep up with celebrities lives or the news so I don’t know much about a lot of celebrities. It was never talked about or mentioned in my household and when I was younger, I definitely didn’t know about it because I was too busy being a kid and singing songs to lyrics I would have no idea the meaning of at that time. So, if you want to shake your head at me, then you can go ahead but at least I know now.
But, let’s get into the meat of this topic…why is he not in jail yet!? I mean just seeing that documentary and seeing all the evidence there is on him, it shows he should’ve been in jail years ago. But why is he still free!? As I was watching that documentary, I was sitting there thinking ” I don’t know if I can stop listening to Ignition or Step In The Name Of Love” but the further I got into the documentary, the more I realized that I don’t think I want too. But that’s just it, he brought the sales. In this world, music sales are more important than protecting our black girls and putting away a pedophile. It’s crazy to think because that could’ve been me. A young black girl who knew nothing that was going on and a lover of his music.
He’s used his music to lure black girls in and a lot of the black community as ignored it and just let it slide making it seem like he can get away with anything and everything and why?? Again because he makes the sales and puts out hit songs so of course he gets a pass. Also, we as black people love to fight for when another race does us wrong, but we have to fight too for when one of our own is doing wrong. We have to hold them just as accountable. Sometimes we have to protect ourselves from our own kind and this R.Kelly situation is the perfect example.
And it’s not surprising that some people are still sticking up for R.Kelly to this day. Black people in general get the shitty end of the stick when it comes to damn near anything and it’s always been this way. Add being a black girl to the mix? It’s even worse. And again that also includes how people in our own community treats us. I even made a post about how black women are treated. What’s even worse is that there are still, to this day, girls/women who are brainwashed by him and still living in whatever cult-like atmosphere that he has going on. I won’t give a lot of detail about the documentary because it might be too much for some of you, but all I’ll say is we need to protect our black girls. I’m saying this as a black woman myself and as someone who sees the treatment that’s received on a daily basis. It’s time for justice, it’s time to put R. Kelly to jail, and it’s time to start treating black girls/women like the value that we are and not like the burden that’s been formed into some people’s brains to believe.
How do you feel about all of this? Let’s talk about it!