R Kelly’s Music Video
Singer R Kelly had been going down the past few months. Mostly because of allegations of sexual abuse were launched against him from family members. But R Kelly is fighting back for his career through his new music video.
On Monday, R Kelly released his surprise new song named ‘I Admit’. The 19-minute song addresses almost everything about his personal life that came out. The track talks about it all- from news of him abusing several women to him being illiterate and him himself being a victim of abuse. Through the song, Kelly rapped that,
I admit I am not perfect / I never said I was perfect / Say I’m abusing these women / What the f**k, that’s some absurd sh*t/ They brainwashed, really? / Kidnapped, really? / Can’t eat, really? / Real talk, that sounds silly.
Not just this, but R Kelly demanded definitions of ‘cult’ and ‘sex slave’ from those accusing him. They not only denied the charges, but claimed that it was an agenda against him.
In his song, ‘I Admit’, R Kelly did admit to a couple of mistakes he made. He confessed sleeping with his girlfriend’s best friend, going to strip clubs and having sexual relationships with his fans. But the rapper says that even with his mistakes and imperfect ways, he has always helped those who turned to him in the music industry.
The music video also considers Spotify’s decision to remove his music ever since allegations of misconduct came out. As per its policy, the platform had banned R Kelly and his music. Even though Spotify recently reversed their decision, Kelly’s new music video mentions it. The rapper sings,
Spotify, took me off they playlist / I admit that I been underrated / I’m not convicted, not arrested, but dragged my name in the dirt / All this work to be successful and you’re bending me because of what you heard.
R Kelly has been accused of child pornography charges after a video of him having sex with an underage girl came out. News also came out that he had been running a sex cult, and held women against their wills. Sexual abuse cases from family members were also filed again Kelly.
People on the Internet have all sorts of reactions to this new music video. Fans are all over the place applauding him and taking on his critics for him. But many out there just can’t believe that R Kelly is still out and making music. Feminist author Jessica Valenti made a tweet saying,
I saw R. Kelly trending and figured he finally got arrested and I can’t believe I’m still that naive.
The video has gone fairly viral, and comments are still pouring in.