So let me get this right. There were grown folks who aided and abetted Mr. Kelley with his sexual abuse of countless women? I know that is correct because I saw the documentary and I heard it with my own ears.
For me, I have not purchased an R. Kelley anything in so long until it’s not funny. I Believe I Can Fly is a great song, and most of my children have sung it at graduation, so it is forever embedded in my memory.
I don’t see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind between consenting adults. I do see something wrong with it when there are threesomes with fourteen-year-old girls. This is a sad situation for a lot of reasons. Mostly because Mr. Kelly was enabled and his enablers were also users. His enablers were not interested in helping him learn to read, but they would help him keep women captive in different locations and cities. All of the people in his camp and no one was able to see that number one this man is hurting and number two he is sick.
Most geniuses have a vice so strong that it sets them back in the growth of other areas of their lives. R. Kelly is stuck in a dark, hurtful place, and he can’t see his way out. I don’t wish him death, but I wish that the part of him that is hurting dies away and that he gets the help that he needs and quick.
Wouldn’t it be great if he opened the doors of his home and sent all of the women home and then put himself into some intensive therapy? It would be a way to acknowledge his wrongs and for once do the right thing.
Mother’s we have to protect our daughters at all cost. Daughters, we have to love each other enough to stand up and say something when something is wrong. Sister’s we have to hold hands and unite. Wives, we have to look in all directions and make sure that what we are seeing is really what we are getting. Women, we must bond in a manner that is non-judgemental and supportive. WE can do it. Predators prey and they do so knowing the weakest among us. The chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so be strong! We have to be strong, and we have be the eyes of those who cannot see and the ears of those who cannot hear. We have to dream for those who cannot dream and protect those who cannot protect themselves.
I hope that Mr. Kelly does the right thing and that his victims get the help that they need and deserve and that he can stand in his faults and recognize that it is time for a change.