Chance The Rapper Admits R. Kelly Collaboration Was "A Mistake"

Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docu-series continues to spark controversy throughout social media platforms and past. Chance The Rapper discovered himself enveloped within the debate after his section aired within the collection’ finale.

In an interview carried out final May — a part of which was broadcast on Saturday evening (January 5) — Lil Chano admits working with R.Kelly was an oversight and prompt he didn’t fairly perceive the gravity of the accusers’ tales.

“Making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake,” he informed author Jamilah Lemieux. “At the time, it wasn’t even current in my thoughts that folks might really feel any kind of method about his presence on a observe of mine. I believe for a very long time I used to be solely capable of perceive R. Kelly’s state of affairs and presence on the earth when it comes right down to his trial and his accusations and his accusers as a sufferer. I don’t know if that’s as a result of I’m from Chicago or ‘trigger he made nice music or ‘trigger he’s a black man.

“We’re programmed to really be hypersensitive to black male oppression. But black women are exponentially [a] higher oppressed and violated group of people just in comparison to the whole world. Maybe I didn’t care because I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women. Usually, niggas that get in trouble for shit like this on their magnitude of celebrity, it’s light-skinned women or white women. That’s when it’s a big story. I’ve never really seen any pictures of R. Kelly’s accusers.”

After catching flak for his feedback on Twitter, Chance clarified his statements and provided an apology to anybody affected by Kelly’s actions. He says his quote, “I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women. I made a mistake” was “taken out of context.”

“The quote was taken out of context, but the truth is any of us who ever ignored R Kelly stories, or ever believe he was being setup/attacked by the system (as black men often are) were doing so at the detriment of back women and girls,” he wrote in a Twitter submit. “I apologize to all of his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out.”

At the 2014 Lollapalooza music competition, Chance introduced out the R&B famous person as a shock visitor. The following 12 months, Chance made a cameo in Kelly’s “Backyard Party” video and joined him on the observe “Somewhere in Paradise.”

In the wake of the documentary, it’s clear Chance has his regrets. 

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