The docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” about girls and women who were allegedly assaulted by the singer, premiered last night. Several survivors and people in Kelly’s circle spoke out, confirming what many have known for years — like John Legend said, he is a “serial child rapist.” However, one person found compassion for R. Kelly, rapper Joyner Lucas who is known for songs like “Stranger Things” with Chris Brown.
Lucas wrote on Twitter, “I know this has to be one of the hardest patches in your life right now @rkelly. I’m literally watching the entire world condemn you and turn they back on you. I’m not saying you don’t deserve it. All I’m saying is please don’t hurt yourself or take yourself out. I’d still be sad.”
After backlash, he posted another Tweet, “I’m reading the comments on my last post. People are upset because I’m telling someone to NOT kill themselves? Wtf? Lol like bro. Y’all cray. I clearly said I’m NOT saying he don’t deserve what he’s getting. I’m not on his side. But he shouldn’t kill himself.”
More backlash followed, making him delete the tweets. Then he wrote, “I took my tweet down because i felt like maybe I should of watched the documentary before commenting. I haven’t seen it yet. All I know is I wake up 1 day and everybody wishing dude go kill himself. Im the same dude who created A suicide awareness video. Imma watch the doc tho.”
The 30-year-old really should have known better. Twitter is dragging him. See below: