Tyrese is under fire after making shocking comments in support of embattled singer R. Kelly.
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As widely reported, Kelly is facing life in prison after being charged with a string of sex offences – most of which involve minors.
Much of the public condemnation of the self-ordained Pied Piper is powered in earnest by Lifetime’s jaw-dropping documentary, ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ which featured harrowing accounts of abuse from multiple accusers.
Tyrese, however, says that he won’t be part of those writing Kelly off.
Speaking with Fat Joe on Instagram Live, the singer/actor started by saying:
“R. Kelly, with all of his videos, what he was doing musically and sonically, and how he figured out a way to change and evolve and stay relevant over all of those years.
I know he has a lot of controversy and heat on him. I get it. Ain’t no need to get in my comments and if you write some goofy shi* I’m going to say “it’s okay.””
When a surprised Joe probed him more, the 41-year-old added:
“I’m too real to fake it. I just have to say it. What I’ve learned over the years, there is a lot of people in our industry …. Everybody is involved in something that they don’t ever want people to know about publicly. I would say you know what “let god do his job.
If I were to find out, what everyone is into, we probably wouldn’t be a fan of anybody. There is some people who do what they do, they know how to keep their shit completely in the closet.”
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