'Your child is your responsibility!' Keyshia Cole blames R. Kelly's victims' parents amid scandal
Keyshia Cole is seconding Master P’s statements about the resurfacing sex crimes of R. Kelly. She believes the parents of the victims are responsible for part of the blame.
The Oakland R&B singer-songwriter, Keyshia Cole decided to express her views in light of the recent drama surrounding Chicago’s disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly. She took to Twitter to call the parents of the victims to task over the controversial incidences.
Her statements come as an echo to Master P. As the reactions to the Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” was rolling in, Master P weighed in on the situation.
He stated he believed that much of the blame should go to the alleged victims’ parents. He went on to state that they didn’t do enough to rescue their kids.
until your child is 18. they are YOUR responsibility... I never said R Kelly wasn't wrong!!! But a lot starts AT HOME WITH YOUR PARENTS!! PERIOD... DONT come at me and tiny with the bullshit. YOU DO BETTER https://t.co/MYeuvCM0gj— Keyshia Cole (@KeyshiaCole) January 8, 2019
In a series of tweets, the Woman to Woman artist clarified that she wasn’t absolving Kelly of his actions. However, she explained that she believes there needs to be some accountability over what happened to be attributed to the negligence of his victims’ parents.
Cole explained that as a parent her priority, at least until the child turns 18, is to protect her child. In her tweets, she explains that in her opinion the parents fell short when it came to protecting their children from R. Kelly.
Period! BUT AS PARENTS MAN, some people gotta do better at protecting their children !!!!! I get what P was saying. https://t.co/CNnqrYaXFG— Keyshia Cole (@KeyshiaCole) January 8, 2019
"I really hope that wasn’t the case. I’ve seen it happen to someone close to me tho. And as long as the mother is getting money. They don’t care what the child does. It’s [expletive] up. I don’t with that on NO ONE!!! So sad" wrote Keyshia in one tweet.
During the discussion on Twitter, she recalled how one parent chose filling their pocket instead of protecting their child. Her comments were received with mixed reviews.
I really hope that wasn’t the case. I’ve seen it happen to someone close to me tho. And as long as the mother is getting money. They don’t care what the child does. It’s fucked up. I don’t with that on NO ONE!!! So sad https://t.co/IPoIlddTZ1— Keyshia Cole (@KeyshiaCole) January 8, 2019
One Twitter user did not agree with her outlook. They argued that not every victim of sexual abuse is abused by a rich guy paying their parents.
"You ain’t getting it! The point is not every young girl ended up at the multi million platinum selling artists house! So the ones who did? They parents pimped em out for coins. Take that or leave it" wrote @BluBell17
However, it seems others echoed her stance. One user wrote, "It’s true. It’s a sad situation but there’s something about how the parents are acting I can’t put my finger on it. I hope it’s not the case. I hope them girls are safe. Btw I’m real happy u replied. peace sister xx."
Master P had taken to Instagram to share his views. He posted an Instagram video wherein he referred to the docu-series about R. Kelly as a reality show.
The rapper criticized the parents who gave interviews for a Lifetime project instead of going to a news channel. The rapper addressed those parents who tried to reclaim their children saying he believes they did not do enough to get them back.
“Let me tell y’all about R. Kelly. The truth is I don’t like the parents. Y’all know I ain’t gonna be on no reality show or Lifetime. I’ma be on CNN, straight up. It’s gonna get real, think about it. I’m not about to play with nobody, I’ma burn it down, I’m gonna do something." said Master P.
Besides Cole and Master P other stars have also weighed in on the entire controversy. John Legend has vocally supported the victims of R. Kelly and even appeared in the docu-series.
He was recently forced to respond to comments about his support of women who claimed that R. Kelly physically and sexually abused them. Legend spoke out during the six-part documentary on Lifetime, "Surviving R. Kelly."
Legend took to Twitter to respond the comments from fans praising Legend for taking a stand against R. Kelly and his actions and wrote:
“To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all. I believe these women and don’t give a [expletive] about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.”