A closer look at his fan base after his conviction
After years of accusations and allegations, disgraced singer Robert Kelly faces 10 years in life. In a courtroom in New York City, jurors found Kelly guilty of nine counts. The fallen star faces the judge with a melancholy, somewhat poker face.
Kelly has been serving a sentence in New York since 2018. He will continue to be held in New York City pending trials in Minnesota and Illinois in May 2022, according to Billboard.
R. Kelly’s humble beginnings
Kindergarten graduates of the mid to late 90s are the first generation of the âI believe I can flyâ craze. The song rings at the doors of churches, on television and in the cinema. Although we pretended to be the song, we had no idea who R. Kelly was.
Born in Chicago on January 8, 1967, Robert Sylvester Kelly came from an intensive volume of religious etiquette. His pious mother led him to the way of the Lord; however, Kelly chose to act on her own plan.
Kelly’s teacher noticed his talent in high school and convinced him to believe in his gift for performing. Although Kelly started out with a humble start, fate would later take control.
Kelly’s fate 20+ years later drove him behind bars.
What we know about the Robert Kelly sex scandal
Robert Kelly’s record fades as the pages turn. Over the course of three decades, women have come forward to share their nightmares, along with R. Kelly.
According to Biography.com, in 2002, Kelly joined Jay-Z for the collaborative album, The best of both worlds. Indeed, Kelly’s dirty secrets hit the fan, eclipsing the new album.
A reporter handed over a tape of Kelly and a minor having sex with the police. Without a doubt, he is charged with 21 counts of indictable offenses related to child pornography in Illinois.
Later in 2002, he collected similar charges in Florida; however, the charges have declined over time.
The perpetual abuse of black women over the decades has finally come to light. In 2018, victims appear in the documentary, Survive R. Kelly. The film triggered the indictment of the piper.
The charges include Kelly’s sex cult and housing the women against their will. Some women claim that the singer prepared them from an early age to sleep with other women. A woman claims she contracted an STD from Robert.
Even though faced with many accusations, Kelly’s music flourishes.
R. Kelly Fans Against Morality
Why do fans still support R.Kelly?
According to The Cut, a surprising number of people have appeared outside the Brooklyn courthouse in support of Kelly. Fans blast his music while holding signs, demanding Kelly’s freedom. But why?
There is an explanation for the history of black feminist theory and the protection of black men, according to The Atlantic. Women prepare black men to be better people. Black women love black men forever, no matter what. On the contrary, this theory leaves black women and black girls completely damaged.
Fans consider songs like “Bump N Grind” and “Honey Love” to be ingenious classics. Men in particular are always fans because in a society like this, women’s concerns don’t matter.