Multi-faceted artist Chance the Rapper has publicly apologized for collaborating with the r'n'b singer R. Kelly.
The apology got here in the course of the closing episode of Surviving R. Kelly, a three-part documentary sequence that outlines the controversy surrounding the singer, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of girls. The documentary sequence options commentary from outstanding figures near the scenario, like John Legend, R. Kelly’s ex-wife and his accusers. Many artists and friends turned down the possibility to be a part of the documentary, however Chance the Rapper took the chance to talk out.
During Chance's interview with Jamilah Lemieux, he addressed his 2015 collaboration with R. Kelly titled 'Somewhere In Paradise', stating that “singing with R. Kelly was a mistake.”
The documentary additionally featured a second when Chance revealed that the gender of the accusers performed a job in why he did not initially take the accusations significantly. “I didn’t worth the accusers’ tales as a result of they had been black girls," he mentioned within the interview. Following the premiere of the documentary, Chance took to Twitter to make clear his feedback.
Chance shared an announcement on Twitter: “The quote is taken out of context. But the reality is any of us who ever ignored the R. Kelly tales, or ever believed he was being setup/attacked by the system (as black males usually are) had been doing so on the detriment of black girls and women.”
Chance additionally shared a video clip of the particular interview wherein his full message is shared. Watch the video beneath to study extra.
R. Kelly has repeatedly denied the accusations and even shared a 19-minute tune to deal with his accusers. You can hearken to the tune in full right here