Chance The Rapper Linked To Alleged R. Kelly Victim, Drummer Is Brother Of Rumored 14-Year-Old On Sex Tape
On the heels of Lifetime’s six-part docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, it has been revealed that Chicago native Chance The Rapper has an alleged association with one of R. Kelly‘s alleged victims.
The final episodes of Surviving R. Kelly aired on Saturday, January 5 and featured a brief appearance from Chance The Rapper who said he regrets working with R. Kelly on the song “Somewhere in Paradise” in 2015 and admitted that he did not believe R. Kelly’s victims because they were black women.
Making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake. At the time, it wasn’t even present in my mind that people could feel any type of way about his presence on a track of mine.
We’re programmed to really be hypersensitive to black male oppression. But black women are exponentially 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.
Chance The Rapper received some backlash and criticism following his comments.
Shortly after the airing of the episode, it was revealed that Chance allegedly knew at least one of R. Kelly’s victims as her brother was reportedly his longtime drummer.
Chance’s drummer, Greg Landfair Jr., also known by the stage name “Stix”, is said to be the brother of Sparkle’s niece, the then 14-year-old girl who was allegedly shown on tape being urinated upon by R. Kelly. The alleged victim’s father, Greg Landfair Sr. reportedly still works with R. Kelly as his bass player. Both Greg Landfair Sr. and Stix were signed to R. Kelly’s label and it’s being suspected that the victim, now in her 30’s is still in contact with R. Kelly and attended Chance The Rapper’s birthday party in 2017.
Stix has also worked with the likes of Vic Mensa, SZA, Chance’s brother Taylor Bennett, Asher Roth and more.