Chuck D’s R. Kelly Remarks Stimulate Debate


A day after R. Kelly was founded guilty on all counts in his racketeering and sex trafficking case, Chuck D is speaking out about the prospective jail time the R&B singer could deal with following formal sentencing.

Requiring to his Twitter account, the general public Enemy member compared Kelly’s case to those of Ike Turner, who was founded guilty on drug offenses, and Rick James, who was put behind bars after a kidnapping and torture conviction. Each served 18 months and three years, respectfully.

“Mistreated in his youth … an addict as an adult … Ike Turner served 18 months in prison. Rick James did similar time. Ike came out an altered favorable human,” tweeted Chuck. “For how long should R Kelly invest in jail -and does an USA system provide a guy a chance for a man to change his world around?”

He added: “Its not an understanding question at all. Not the least.”

In another tweet, the rapper stated the radio market “perpetuated” much of the blurred lines between adult activities and what children should be involved in.

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“Mixing grown folk way of life with black youth was so endorsed funded perpetuated as so urban cool by radio,” he wrote. “Black audiences were abused while 25yrs poppin champagne in the sandbox. The borders were sloppy w head nods. That guy & & others provided clues that the gatekeepers ignored.”

Many are responding to Chuck D’s remarks about R. Kelly, consisting of Jamele Hill, who said it’s the singer’s victims that require empathy, not Kelly.

Others replied also. See what they had to state listed below.

Released at Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:28:21 -0500