The docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” has many people, once again, muting R. Kelly. However, Kanye West doesn’t think he deserves to be muted. In a recent rant, West bizarrely compared R. Kelly to Michael Jackson, who never married a 15-year-old or was seen on camera urinating on a 14-year-old girl. Now, his wife Kim Kardashian is trying to downplay the Trump supporter’s comments.
During Kanye’s Sunday service event, which was livstreamed by Kris Jenner, he said, “They want art from the artist. But, anytime they do anything erratic, they just gonna pull up the full documentaries on him.” Who knew abusing Black girls was just something “erratic”?
He continued, “Then they gonna come with the Michael [Jackson] documentary. … We can all enjoy all their music all we want. I thought I wasn’t going to go there today. If we’re gonna tear down artists, let’s go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out the Lourve. Let’s take down all the art.” See below:
Considering how bizarre the comments are, Kim Kardashian felt the need to defend her husband on Twitter and wrote, “I’m going to nip this in the bud right now. Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect. The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else.”
Executive produced by Dream Hampton, the docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” detailed accounts from people in Kelly’s circle, including the singer’s brother, Bruce, who said Kelly had a “preference” for young women and singer Sparkle (the aunt of the 14-year-old in the sex tape) who testified against him in court. As a Chicagoan, it’s highly unlikely that the rapper was blind to the accusations that Kelly was a pedophile. That said, Kanye clearly also has no issue defending the man in the White House who was heard on camera openly talking about sexual assault.