Chance the Rapper apologised for working with R. Kelly in a documentary detailing sexual abuse allegations in opposition to the singer.
An interview clip of Chance, actual title Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, saying it was a “mistake” to work with the I Imagine I Can Fly hitmaker was performed in Saturday’s (05Jan19) remaining episode of U.S. community Lifetime’s three-part Surviving R. Kelly programme.
Following its broadcast, the rapper took to Twitter to say the quote was taken out of context, however he regrets making the 2015 monitor Someplace In Paradise with the 51-year-old R&B star and wished to apologise to survivors for ignoring previous accusations.
“(T)he truth is any of us who ever ignored the R Kelly stories, or ever believed he was being setup/attacked by the system (as black men often are) were doing so at the detriment of black women and girls,” he wrote. “I apologize to all of his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out.”
Kelly, who was acquitted on little one pornography fees in 2008, has been accused of partaking in sexually and emotionally abusive relationships with younger girls, a few of whom had been allegedly underage. The brand new documentary options interviews with former girlfriends, associates, and his ex-wife Andrea Kelly, in addition to John Legend and singer Stephanie ‘Sparkle’ Edwards.
The clip of Chance, 25, was minimize from a filmed interview with journalist Jamilah Lemieux – the full model of which has been obtained by Rolling Stone journal.
“We’re programmed to really be hypersensitive to black male oppression,” he advised Lemieux. “But black women are exponentially (a) higher oppressed and violated group of people just in comparison to the whole world. Maybe I didn’t care because I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women.”
The No Drawback hitmaker went on to confess he’d “made a mistake” and that he was comfortable individuals had been now listening to black girls making allegations of abuse.