Chuck D needs to make it very clear he isn’t a fan of R. Kelly, opposite to what some might consider.
Shortly after Kelly was found responsible in his weeks-long federal trial, the Public Enemy member took to Twitter to weigh in on the jury’s determination. Chuck likened the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer to artists Ike Turner and Rick James, each of whom had extremely publicized authorized issues associated to abuse. Chuck claimed the former had served his time and got here out a “changed positive human being,” and questioned whether or not Kelly should also have an opportunity at redeeming himself fairly than die behind bars.
“Abused in his youth… an addict as a adult… Ike Turner served 18 months in prison.. Rick James did similar time. Ike came out a changed positive human being,” Chuck tweeted. “How long should R Kelly spend in prison -and does a USA system give a man a chance for a man to change his world around?”
He adopted up the post by insisting the inquiry was not “sympathetic.”
Twitter customers instantly slammed Chuck for specializing in Kelly getting a second likelihood, fairly than talking on his alleged crimes and victims. Chuck returned to Twitter on Tuesday to make clear his preliminary statements, and flat out condemn Kelly’s actions.
“JUST TO BE CLEAR, I’m not the R Kelly fan here. 75 million sold somewhere & I ain’t got 1 of his songs,” he wrote. “And his actions were criminal my apologies if the wings of perception loomed beyond than the words on this slaveApp …”
Kelly was found responsible of all 9 counts in his intercourse trafficking and racketeering case. His sentencing listening to is now set for May 4, 2022. The 54-year-old reportedly faces a sentence of 10 years to life in prison.