R. Kelly

What was R. Kelly Thinking?

I can’t help but wonder what R. Kelly was thinking? My first time hearing R. Kelly croon out a ballad track was a pivotal moment, because I became an instant fan. Additionally, for years he’s held his rightful place among one of my favorite, “gifted ballad artists.” But man, these bombshell stories about him sexually abusing females young enough to be his daughters sends chills up my spine. Over the last few weeks I’ve painfully delved into the ongoing saga. After careful review I must say that it’s is a struggle to envision R. Kelly as a man who’s being falsely accused.

Even more, usually I’m not one to believe everything I hear, or one to accuse before examining all available details. In contrast, it’s difficult to imagine a frame large enough to mirror so many similar facts and faces.

Consequently, by most accounts there is no shortage of vile details to be had. Another thing, the more nefarious particulars that I learned about his tendencies to wanna lock girls up, the more inclined I became to believe that he did something terribly wrong. Most noteworthy, R. Kelly seems to have developed a reputation for desiring and fondling with the forbidden.

So, if you’re thinking that it sounds like I’m looking at R. Kelly through new lens you’re right. In contrast, so much garbage hit the fan that I had to fine-tune my R. Kelly lens to make sure that I didn’t miss a thing.

At this point, he’s been accused of so many horrendous acts against women that even if only one allegation is true, just the one would paint him as a monster. What was #R. Kelly thinking? To the average person R. Kelly has everything a man could want without taking what was not his to have. Not only is he a one of a kind artists, the man is gifted, talented, has, or had money, whip appeal, and scores of full-grown women willing to lick his shoes. Yet, Kelly’s thirst for tender-aged teen girls snuffs out any underlying desires for grown women. From 1992 to up Until #MeToo| The Timeline

CNN Special Report: R. Kelly Scandal: A Timeline

Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967)[7] is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play. He is known for various songs including “Bump N’ Grind“, “Your Body’s Callin’“, “I Believe I Can Fly“, “Gotham City“, “Ignition (Remix)“, “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time“, “The World’s Greatest“, “I’m a Flirt (Remix)“, and the hip-hopera “Trapped in the Closet“. In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for “I Believe I Can Fly“.[8] His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop and contemporary R&B artists. Kelly became the first musician to play professional basketball, when he was signed in 1997.[6] Mr. Kelly wrote, produced, and remixed songs and albums for many artists, including Aaliyah‘s 1994 debut album Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. In 1996, he was nominated for a Grammy for writing Michael Jackson‘s song “You Are Not Alone“.[8] In 2002 and 2004, Kelly released collaboration albums with rapper Jay-Z and has been a guest vocalist for other hip hop artists like NasSean Combs, and The Notorious B.I.G.Since the 1990s, Kelly has been the subject of numerous allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct, often with underage girls, all charges he “categorically denies”.[9] In 2002 he was indicted on 21 counts of child pornography,[10] but was acquitted of all charges in 2008.[11] Wikipedia

Kelly is one of the best-selling music artists in the United States, with over 30 million albums sold. He has released 12 solo studio albums, and sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide, making him the most successful R&B male artist of the 1990s and one of the best-selling music artists of all timeHe is credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning the nicknames “King of R&B” and “King of Pop-Soul”. He is listed by Billboard as the most successful R&B/Hip Hop artist of the years 1985-2010 and the most successful R&B artist in history. He has won awards including BETSoul TrainBillboardNAACP, and American Music Awards.

About five years ago I remember thinking, “R. Kelly” seems to be crossing over to the dark side. Actually this thought came to me, while discussing R. Kelly with a close friend also from Chicago. His feeling was that Kelly was heeding to spiritual calls to return to his roots. Not necessarily come back to a brick and mortar church, but back to a sense of decency, faith, and acknowledgment of the God who made him prosperous. “They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.” Titus 1: 16
Well, my friend and I did not agree. In my opinion Kelly exhibited behavior of one who had strayed so far from the source of his blessings that God turned him over to himself. Like so many others, including various religious leaders, politicians, President #Donald #Trump, aka #Individual One, “R. Kelly appears to have sold his soul to devil as well. ” Believe it or not, that happens. The Bible tells us so! “28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” Romans 1:28
Really, “What was R. Kelly thinking,” especially over the last decade or so?

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