Chance the Rapper says he regrets working with R. Kelly
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jan 06, 2019,
Jan 06, 2019, 22:29
These numbers reveal that millions of listeners have chosen to either ignore Kelly's sexual abuse allegations or simply do not believe the compelling testimonies from a legion of former alleged victims.
A six-hour documentary series airing this weekend has brought American R&B star R Kelly back into the spotlight, revisiting accusations of criminal misconduct including having sex with several minors.
Conway was once the basketball coach of the young Oak Park girl who allegedly appears in the infamous sex tape that almost sent Kelly to jail.
The six-part, three-night special aims to expose Kelly's longstanding pattern of mental, physical and sexual abuse of young girls and women throughout his almost 30-year career.
Being deemed a musical genius and being profitable to his record company encouraged many to sweep the deplorable things R. Kelly was accused of under the rug.
Bruce Kelly conducted his interviews from a Cook County jail, where he is serving a two to four-year sentence on charges stemming from a 2016 burglary. "I can't be right all the time", he said. They also suggested his likeness may have been computer-generated.
Known especially for his hit "I believe I can fly", the 51-year-old singer and producer was charged in 2002 with filming sex acts between him and a 14-year-old girl, but was ultimately acquitted in 2008. The marriage was purportedly annulled within the year as "her parents had the last say".
However, Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton has come out to call Cunningham a "liar" and her claims to be "lies and fabrications". I think it affects you tremendously when that happens at an early age.
"Whoever this woman is, I have never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now", Ms Houghton added.
"These lies and fabrications can not be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from the forked tongues of saboteurs of Aaliyah's legacy", the message continued.
Before Thursday night's premiere, a December screening of the docuseries in NY was evacuated after "several anonymous threats were called in", Lifetime said at the time. Alice and Angelo Clary, who have not heard from their daughter Azriel in over two years detail their initial encounters with R. Kelly and their attempts to mitigate her contact with him. "I apologize to all his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out".
- John Legend (@johnlegend) January 4, 2019To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all.