Richard Anthony Chemaly
4 minute read
1 Oct 2021
1:08 pm

Is it really time to stop listening to R. Kelly? I think not

Richard Anthony Chemaly

Avoiding philosophical conversations is an easy cop-out, which allows Unathi to pretend she's making a difference, writes Richard Chemaly.

In this file photo taken on 17 September 2019, singer R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on 17 September 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Picture: Antonio Perez/Getty Images North Amercia/AFP

Bless her. Unathi Nkayi has called it. We can’t listen to I Believe I can Fly, nor any other R. Kelly songs, now that he’s officially a convicted sex offender. Personally, I just think she’s hurt that she’s not been asked to be on the remix of Ignition, but to each their own. While she may say, “no more philosophical bullsh** about you separating the genius from the monster", it would bode well to ask some questions. ALSO READ: R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering, sex trafficking We rarely get the opportunity to explore the idea of separating the art...