R. Kelly’s fans seem to have grown tired of defending the star as allegations surrounding his sick obsession with little African-American girls crush what is left of his legacy.
At the forefront of efforts to put a stop his alleged acts?
The Hip-Hop stars Azealia Banks and Vince Staples.
Last week brought with it claims that Kelly had knowingly infected a teenage girl with a sexually transmitted disease during the period in which he tried to convince her to join the prostitution ring he is said to run out of Atlanta, Georgia.
The claim stood as the latest piece in the stomach-churning puzzle that is Kelly’s history with little black girls.
Unfortunately for him, the rising wave of allegations he faces has been powered in the press by the socially-conscious acts Vince Staples and Azealia Banks who used their platforms to blast the ageing singer this month.
Listening to their criticism? The last of the Kelly’s fans.
For, this morning saw each and every R. Kelly album slip, trip and dip out of the iTunes R&B chart as calls for them to pull their support from him and show solidarity with his victims intensify.
Nowhere to be found of iTunes general albums chart, Kelly’s sets have been banished from the platform’s R&B arena due to their frighteningly low sales.
His projects (2016’s ‘The Buffet’ included) now find themselves outperformed and outsold by albums today unveiled when he was a child.
These include projects released by Diana Ross & The Supremes, Al Green, Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding.
Put simply, support from Kelly is so skimpy that his new music is unable to compete with material released before his 1993 debut.
Alas, the bad news doesn’t end there for the ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number’ lyricist.
For, his low sales also see him crushed under the chart weight of Mary J. Blige’s 1992 release ‘What’s the 411′ and Destiny’s Child’s ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’…released in 1999.
I just find it funny that many of you can immediately stop going to Starbucks but can’t stop stepping in the name of love.
— PrestonMitchum (@PrestonMitchum) April 17, 2018
Well Preston, it seems as though they have.