Chance The Rapper Removes R. Kelly Collaboration From Streaming Services

Chance The Rapper has pulled his R. Kelly collaboration “Somewhere In Paradise” from streaming providers within the aftermath of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docu-series. The 2015 observe is not on accessible shops corresponding to Apple Music and Spotify however stays on YouTube and SoundCloud as of Tuesday afternoon (January 15).

The elimination of “Somewhere In Paradise” provides Chance to a rising checklist of artists who’re scrubbing their Kelly collaborations from streaming providers. Last week, Lady Gaga vowed to take away her “Do What U Want (With My Body)” duet with Kelly from digital platforms. Celine Dion adopted swimsuit and directed her staff to take away 1998’s “I’m Your Angel” collab with Kelly from streaming providers.

Chance has stated “making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake.” Despite his remorse, the Grammy Award winner confronted scrutiny for saying he “didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women” in an interview clip included within the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series.

After it aired, Chance stated his remarks have been taken out of context. He additionally posted a portion of the unique interview with author Jamilah Lemieux.

“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 on Twitter. “I apologize to all of his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out.”

Chance’s unedited feedback about working with Kelly might be learn under.

“Making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake,” he instructed Lemieux. “At the time, it wasn’t even current in my thoughts that individuals may really feel any sort of method about his presence on a observe of mine. I believe for a very long time I used to be solely in a position to 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.”

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