R. Kelly has launched an epic new 19-minute observe “I Admit,” which addresses plenty of the sexual accusations going through the controversial R&B crooner.
The observe additionally comes throughout as sort of a rebuttal to the rising #MuteRKelly motion, organized by the Ladies of Colour coalition of the Time’s Up marketing campaign with a view to stress such organizations as RCA Information and Ticketmaster to cease doing enterprise with the singer accused of things like kidnapping girls and protecting them for intercourse slaves.
However the launch of the brand new track has solely strengthened the resolve of some protesters. Not lengthy after “I Admit” got here out, Care2 despatched out a information launch saying that it “is renewing its name for Sony Music, RCA Information, Ticketmaster, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, radio stations, and all different entities at the moment enjoying his music, internet hosting or selling his occasions or doing enterprise with R. Kelly to chop ties with him instantly.”
These far, “greater than 70,000 folks have signed onto the petition,” in response to the information launch.
Listed here are 5 issues we discovered from the observe:
1, Kelly denies abusing girls
“Stated I’m abusing these girls… that’s… absurd,” he sings, in response to the BBC. “They’re brainwashed, actually? Kidnapped, actually? Can’t eat, actually? Actual discuss, that… sound foolish.”
2. He admits to getting round, however denies being a pedophile
He’s a fan of “each older and younger girls,” he sings, in response to ABC. “However inform me how they name it pedophile as a result of that (expletive) is loopy.”
3. Kelly appears to suppose the entire intercourse cult/slave discuss is blown out of proportion.
“What’s the definition of a ‘cult’?/What’s the definition of a ‘intercourse slave’?/Go to the dictionary/look it up/Let me know/I’ll be right here ready.” he sings, in response to The Wrap.
4. He appears to suppose he’s being unfairly persecuted.
“You will have your opinions, entitled to your opinions/However actually am I alleged to go to jail or lose my profession due to your opinion?” he sings, in response to the BBC.
5. Past the intercourse accusations
Different admissions from the track that he’s “functionally illiterate” and was “molested by a member of the family from age 7 to 14,” in response to The Wrap.