Chance the Rapper Says Working With R. Kelly Was a "Mistake"

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"I believe these women and don't give a f** a href="https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/television/2019/01/03/detroiter-produces-documentary-surviving-r-kelly/2462975002/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" *Detroit Free Press it was "incredibly hard to get people who had collaborated [artistically] with Kelly to come forward".

After the episode, Chance the Rapper tweeted on Friday and said that the quote was taken out of context.

The arrival of Lifetime's new docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, has renewed scrutiny on R. Kelly's many alleged sexual abuses against young women - as well as brought unwanted attention to the many musicians who have worked with Kelly in the past. "He declared collaborating with his fellow Chicago native for the 'Somewhere in Paradise" track a mistake.

Writer Christina Coleman tweeted, "Black women have been telling us for years about #RKelly's abuse".

The documentary's first episode, which aired Thursday, includes an emotional interview with former backup singer Jovante Cunningham, who met R. Kelly at age 14 and claims she bore direct witness to his sexual encounters with underaged girls in the '90s, including his one-time protégée Aaliyah Haughton.

In an interview that appears in the final installment of the three-part Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, Chance the Rapper shares he regrets working with the singer, who has been subject to accusations of sexual and physical abuse, including running a sex cult, for almost two decades. 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". The idea of comparing black women like my mother, who risked her life to bring me into this world, or my fiancée, whom I couldn't even begin to imagine a life without, is beyond insane; psychotic even.

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'Usually, n****s that get in trouble for shit like this on their magnitude of celebrity, it's light-skinned women or white women. Upon hearing the verdict, "R. Kelly looked relieved", said an onlooker at the time.

A Spotify rep confirmed the artist's music has seen a 16 percent jump after the airing of part one of "Surviving R. Kelly". "I made a mistake and I'm happy that those women are getting voices now and I can grow to understand better what my positioning should be or should've been when that opportunity came".

"The quote was taken out of context", Chance explained in a note on Twitter.

The hip-hop star worked several times with the "Ignition" artist, and it seemed that they even had a friendly relationship until the end of 2015 when the media started focusing more on cases of abuse linked to Mr. Kelly. "I apologize to all of his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out".

Chance also said that his original sympathy for the vocalist was rooted in an awareness of systemic injustices for both black men and black women in America.

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