Chance the Rapper apologizes for working with R. Kelly

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Featuring interviews with his accusers and other people who have worked with him, the documentary has been a major success for the Lifetime network, breaking viewership records in the process.

Or will they be condemned by many of us as gold-digging troublemakers trying to bring a successful brother down? We made a deal with the devil on the cheap-let us keep this song!-and had 16-year-old girls pay the exorbitant price. Why would people go out of their way to support someone with so many serious allegations of abuse against them?

In May a year ago the streaming giant introduced their Hateful Conduct Policy where Spotify would remove the music of artists who music supposedly "advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual".

Women including Lisa VanAllen, Sparkle, and Lizzette Martinez all appeared, talking about their experiences with him, and things they've witnessed that shook them to their core. "The breaking point for me was when Rob slapped me, and he choked me until I blacked out", she concluded. While I absolutely deny these allegations, I feel very bad that I would be a source of pain for her.

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In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, the filmmaker explained how "incredibly difficult" it was to convince artists who had worked with Kelly to speak out on his alleged behavior.

Well, I have spoken to more than a dozen fearless women who have put their names and faces to the accusations they have made in BuzzFeed in July 2017, the big story that has revitalized interest in this sad tale. In 2008, during a trial against R. Kelly, Edwards testified, and added that she introduced the singer to her sister's daughter.

For instance, Tarana Burke, a brown-skinned African-American woman, founded the Me Too Movement in 2006, after starting a nonprofit organization to help victims of sexual harassment. The bio page also seemed to suggest their belief that Kelly was the subject of a vast "conspiracy". Kelly persuasively argues-proves, really- that, societally speaking, we have made an unforgivable pact with Kelly, a musical genius who was able to hide his evil behavior in plain sight for decades because he committed his crimes against black girls. "I AM No longer afraid", she wrote beneath an extract of an article on victims of abuse. Those are black women activists. See the recent string of tweets, including the interview clip in question, below. "[I] knew her, you know, very not well, but I knew her and I didn't want to spend, out of the two hours, we spent about 11 to 12 minutes on Aaliyah's story".

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