R. Kelly laughs in the faces of those currently trying to silence him once and for all
R&B icon R. Kelly is certainly no stranger in the slightest to controversy regarding actions of his both proven as well as alleged. For years now he has been getting himself into all sorts of legal trouble for some pretty serious offenses/accusations.
Recently Kelly decided to fire back at the controversy surrounding him as well as those who would try to silence him as a musician once and for all.
While at a celebration with some of his friends, Kelly stood up to make a toast which was caught on video and posted to Twitter and has since gone on to bring some serious public backlash. In the toast, Kelly says:
“I got a million motherfuckers hating me, and 40 billion motherfuckers loving me. I am handcuffed like a lot of you motherfuckers. I’m handcuffed by my destiny. It’s too late. They should have did this shit 30 years ago. It’s too late. The music has been injected into the world.”
New Phone Video Shows R. Kelly Dismissing Critics: "They should have did this sh*t 30 years ago….I’ve got a million motherf*ckers hating me, and 40 billion motherf*ckers loving me,” pic.twitter.com/EtJAl3dgEa
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) May 22, 2018
In order to do some quick PR to smooth things over, Kelly’s team has insisted that the comments Kelly made were aimed at Spotify and other such brands rather than at the people accusing him of wrongdoings.
Spotify recently enacted a new policy called the Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy, where they remove from their playlists music from artists that has hate speech of any kind in it or if the artist has been involved in hateful actions.
While Spotify would no longer be promoting the artists through their playlists, the artist’s music would still be available for streaming to anyone wishing to listen to them on the service, though.
R. Kelly was one of the first artists for this policy to be enacted upon along with rapper XXXtentacion.
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