As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements wage on, the time when any accused sexual predator could get a pass is long gone. Any and everyone is being called out, including those who may have once been allowed to slide because of the love people have for their music.
Singer R. Kelly’s alleged ebony sex palace, believed to be the place where the R&B singer kept a harem of women for his carnal pleasure, has been hit with eviction papers.
Last month, talk show host Wendy Williams offered her thoughts about the grassroots campaign #MuteRKelly. Recently launched by Oronike Odeleye and Kenyette Barnes, the campaign’s intent is to finally shove R. Kelly out of the music industry because of a long history of abuse, from past allegations of pedophilia,…
How do we count the ways we love Tarana Burke? The #MeToo founder has been rightfully getting her shine since the movement bearing the name she coined caught Hollywood’s attention last fall. In the months since, she has appeared on red carpets, been honored in Time magazine, and become a regular on the talk and news…
Talk show host Wendy Williams has a long history of being problematic. Years before her success as a television host, she dominated New York City radio as a shock jock obsessed with celebrity gossip and provocative chitchat.
I stopped watching broadcast news five years ago, after a sex crime was reported in close proximity to where I live. The local news was beginning to feel like trauma porn and was much too close to home.
I am not a religious man by any measure, but there are universal truths to which I adhere. I believe that love is a byproduct of love. I believe that hate made love to an orange, had a petty-ass baby, and that’s how we got the grapefruit. I believe that cats were put on earth to kill things. And I believe the universe…
This week, Rolling Stone published yet another account of R. Kelly’s alleged predatory behavior, providing the umpteenth reminder that the singer continues to hide in plain sight. In “Surviving R. Kelly,” former DJ Kitti Jones recounts her past relationship with Kelly and accuses him of physically abusing her, forcing…
One of R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriends has come forward in a Rolling Stone article with new allegations of sexual, emotional and physical abuse against the R&B singer.
Like many African Americans, I am boycotting the NFL this season. I’ve also permanently banned all R. Kelly music from my life. I also believe that some police are racist and allow that racism to decide how they are going to handle a situation involving African Americans before they’ve even encountered them.
R. Kelly continues to deny any wrongdoing when it comes to holding women captive and sexually assaulting teenagers, but one woman is now speaking out about the abuse she says she experienced at the hands of “the Pied Piper of R&B.”
Marvin Sapp of gospel classic “Never Would Have Made It” fame has teamed up with
the Pied Piper of R&B alleged serial predator R. Kelly for Sapp’s upcoming album, Close, to be released Sept. 29.
What separates R. Kelly—specifically, the support of him, the defense of him and the wagons circling around him—from most other notable moral quandaries is the lack of any sort of reasonable justification for any continued Kelly-centric advocacy or patronage. For instance, it’s no secret now that Chick-fil-A has…
Jerhonda Johnson says she was a starstruck 15-year-old when she first met R. Kelly. Johnson didn’t meet him at a concert, or at her high school, where Kelly was allegedly known to troll. Johnson met Kelly while on daily watch outside his child-pornography trial in 2008.
Fulton County, Ga.’s Commission Chairman John Eaves is calling for a full investigation into R. Kelly and his alleged “sex cult.” In a press conference held Friday morning, Eaves said that new information has “severely raised the level of concern” and wants the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office to conduct a…
There's a virulent strain of criticism that exists both on the Internet and offline; surfacing whenever a prominent and problematic Black male is called on his fuckshit by other Black people — Black women specifically.
Tons of women waiting to throw their panties at R. Kelly won’t even get the chance to celebrate the alleged king of golden showers, now that several tour dates have been canceled after reports that the singer allegedly held women hostage in his home.
Not too many celebrities have spoken out publicly against R. Kelly when it comes to his recent “sex cult” allegations. But one rapper from Chicago had a few words for the R&B singer, and that may have garnered him a few new fans.
Though there have always been pockets of disgust amid the black community’s seemingly undying support for R. Kelly—the R&B singer who has allegedly preyed upon young black girls and young women for decades—it looks like folks are finally getting the message about Mr. Creepy.