Da Brat says she won't mute R. Kelly & slams victims' parents lack of responsibility amid scandal
Da Brat has weighed in on the R Kelly controversy with controversial comments of her own. She says she won't mute R. Kelly & slams victims' parents for lacking responsibility in the saga.
R Kelly has become a particularly sensitive topic in Hollywood. Since the release of the Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R Kelly," the rapper stands accused of sexually assaulting and abusing multiple women and underage girls.
Many Hollywood heavyweights have spoken out against R Kelly and called for action to be taken. However, some stars had a different take on the issue.
Da Brat stands amongst those who feel R Kelly deserves a chance to explain. She also questions the role of his alleged victims' parents.
She wants to know what they were doing when the atrocities happened. Da Brat believes the parents are partly responsible for not keeping track of where their kids are and with who they spend their time.
"Where are the parents?" asked Da Brat point blank.
During an interview at the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta Da Brat said she doesn't believe the women in "Surviving R. Kelly" are lying and believes R. Kelly needs to get help. However, she went on to reveal her loyalty still lies with him and she will not delete his songs any time soon.
Fans of Da Brat were horrified by her take. Many felt she was simply trying to find someone else to blame besides R Kelly for the things he had done.
However, she is not the only celebrity to question the parents' roles in what happened. Keyshia Cole had also vocally questioned the parents' of the victims on Twitter.
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
Cole felt that R Kelly was not solely responsible for the victims' pain. She also proposed that the parents should share some of the responsibility for what happened to the victims.
“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 [expletive]. YOU DO BETTER.” tweeted Keyshia Cole
Erykah Badu also shared a similar view. During her concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, she took a few minutes to say she’s “puttin’ up a prayer right now” for R. Kelly.
“But Y'all say '[expletive] it!’ See, that’s not love. That’s not unconditional. But what if one of the people that were assaulted by R. Kelly grows up to be an offender, we gonna crucify them? I mean how do we do this? Just something to think about.They ’bout to R. Kelly me to death on the internet, I’m like god damn,” she went on to say.