Omarion Retiring R.Kelly’s Music After B2k’s Reunion Tour
Omarion is the latest celebrity to publicly criticize R.Kelly’s actions. Over the past three days, Lifetime has aired “Surviving R.Kelly” a documentary detailing controversial allegations that have plagued the singer for years. On Sunday, Omarion announced that after The Millenium Tour , he’d be retiring any of his songs. He writes,
As an artist & a champion of the arts, I am moved to share my position on #SurvivingRKelly which I haven’t seen but felt compelled to voice my position on this very serious issue since #rkelly has written songs for #B2K.
It’s important first to ACKNOWLEDGE that this has been an ugly truth in our industry for years and as opposed to dismissing it’s existence | its time to discuss it. EVERYONE has to be RESPONSIBLE. Many have bared witness to the unthinkable and yet have remained silent.
Those responsible must be held accountable. #rkelly was both a victim & a predator & accordingly must be held accountable but also get professional help. His artistic genius inspired us all. His music is being muted by the darkness of his actions. The dark always comes to light.
I pray that everyone effected by this tragedy gets the help & support they need to live a better life. When you know better , you do better.
While I know our fans would be greatly disappointed if we didn’t perform those songs on #TheMillennoumTour , after the tour I am retiring those songs from my set list . I too am raising a future queen. #A.A.R.T.
(Artists Acknowledging Responsibility & Truth) Peace y’all. ~O
Other artists including Tank, NeYo, Meek Mill, JoJo and more have chimed in, condemning the singer.