R. Kelly has addressed his critics through a newly brandished video that’s sure to raise some eyebrows.
On May 18, a Facebook Live video attributed to retired NBA star Antoine Walker of the controversial singer stating it was “too late” to silence him has since gone viral.
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So, remember that I told you about that random Antoine Walker FB Live video with R. Kelly last night? Well, here is partially slurring Kels proposing a toast declaring “it’s too late” to #MuteRKelly pic.twitter.com/a45z7EDis2
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In the video, Kelly tells a receptive crowd, “I got a million muthaf**kas hating me, or 40 billion muthaf**kas loving me, you know what I’m saying? … I am handcuffed, like a lot of you muthaf**kas, I’m handcuffed by my destiny. It’s too late, they shoulda did this shit 30 years ago. It’s too late. The music has been injected into the world. OK? I hired my mutherf***ing self.”
Before the video cuts off, he gives a toast, “It’s muthaf***as like you, is why I still continue to do what I do, because I have a basketball mentality. You understand? As long as I got the ball, the world is on defense.”
Since last July, Kelly has been a regular target of accusations of sexual misconduct, including running a sex cult and knowingly infecting a woman with herpes.
The #MuteRKelly movement has since emerged, while Spotify, Apple and Pandora have removed Kelly’s music from their curated playlists. The movement has also asked RCA and Ticketmaster to drop him.
Source: Hip Hop DX (Jasmina Cuevas)
Photo Credit: Irie Dale
Photo Credit: Hip Hop DX