Chance The Rapper Explains Controversial Quote About R. Kelly And Black Women


"Making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake", he said, referring to their 2015 collaboration, "Somewhere in Paradise".

During the trial, friends and family of Kelly and his alleged victim were called to the stand to positively identify either party in the video, an act that proved to be a hard decision for some, as explained in Lifetime's controversial new Kelly documentary, "Surviving R. Kelly".

Kelly has maintained the allegations are all false and he has threatened to sue Lifetime bosses for airing the documentary.

The caption on the Facebook Live video says it came from three months ago, but Andrea Kelly told TMZ the video is from several years ago.

The production company behind the series denied Kelly's claims to PEOPLE, saying there is "no truth to that comment at all".

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Kelly was arrested on child pornography charges in 2002 after an anonymous source leaked a sex tape to the media that appeared to show Kelly having sex with an underage girl. The case went to trial in 2008, and Kelly was acquitted. Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton called the allegations "fabrications" and accused the witnesses of being "saboteurs of Aaliyah's legacy".

Kelly has not directly addressed the allegations raised by the documentary.

Meek Mill also tweeted a response to the series on Saturday, writing, "I'm not feeling R after watching's so much filthy s**t going on in this industry nobody will ever really speak on the wild s**t because majority could have docs like this or even worst done about them!"

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"These lies and fabrications can not be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from the forked tongues of saboteurs of Aaliyah's legacy".

In a now-deleted tweeted, Questlove said "I always thought Kels was trash".

John Legend was the biggest name who agreed to speak on camera, making him a hero to Hampton, along with the fearless women who came forward to talk about their alleged experiences with Kelly.

"To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all", he wrote on Twitter.

Only John Legend and Stephanie "Sparkle" Edwards were featured, with Legend writing on Twitter that he believes Kelly's accusers and doesn't "give a f-k about protecting a serial child rapist".

"We're programmed to really be hypersensitive to black male oppression", he told Lemieux. It's 2019. And even with this thoroughly reported docu, folks still pledge their allegiance and coins to RK. "I only say this to provide context and in no way to victim blame".

Color of Change, an online racial justice organization, released a statement in response to the series calling for Kelly to face consequences.

For years R&B singer Robert Kelly, who performs as R. Kelly, has faced accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse.

According to Billboard, Kelly's legal representatives have threatened Lifetime with a lawsuit suggesting that the documentary defames Kelly. "The public deserved to have the full story".