R Kelly you have been put on notice.
After Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault charges, it seems that R. Kelly may be next to face the music. The Women of Color within the Time’s Up movement have launched a campaign to #MuteRKelly. Due to the many allegations against R Kelly over the years from marrying an underage girl to being indicted on on 21 counts of child pornography, these women are reaching out to his record label, concert venues and streaming services to hault their business with the singer.
“The scars of history make certain that we are not interested in persecuting anyone without just cause. With that said, we demand appropriate investigations and inquiries into the allegations of R. Kelly’s abuse made by women of color and their families for over two decades now. And we declare with great vigilance and a united voice to anyone who wants to silence us: Their time is up.”
R. Kelly was supposed to have a show in Chicago on May 5th, but it has been cancelled due to the #MuteRKelly campaign. He took to social media to apologize to his fans on the cancelled show.
“First of all, I want to apologize to all of my fans in Chicago, and basically all around the world wherever I’m performing at and they canceled me,” he said. “I don’t know why they canceled the show. I never heard of a show being canceled because of rumors, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. So I apologize to you guys and in the meantime, I’m going to try to get to the bottom line of it, you know, as far as my lawyers are concerned, and see exactly what happened and why I was canceled.”