Chance The Rapper Regrets Making A Song With R. Kelly
Chance the Rapper recently stated that he made a mistake recording a song with R. Kelly.
“Making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake,” he told Jamilah Lemieux in an interview in May, which was aired in Surviving R. Kelly. “At the time, it wasn’t even present in my mind that people could feel any type of way about his presence on a track of mine. I think for a long time I was only able to understand R. Kelly’s situation and presence in the world when it comes down to his trial and his accusations and his accusers as a victim. I don’t know if that’s because I’m from Chicago or ‘cause he made great music or ‘cause he is a black man.
“We’re programmed to really be hypersensitive to black male oppression,” he added. “But black women are exponentially [a] higher oppressed and violated group of people just in comparison to the whole world.”
He continued, “Maybe I didn’t care because I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women. Usually, n*ggas that get in trouble for shit like this on their magnitude of celebrity, it’s light-skinned women or white women. That’s when it’s a big story. I’ve never really seen any pictures of R. Kelly’s accusers.”