Kanye West Says Fans Should Continue Listening to Michael Jackson and R. Kelly’s Music, Kim Kardashian Defends Him
Oh boy. Controversial rapper Kanye West is never at a loss for words. This time he lent his voice to the subject of R. Kelly‘s sexual misconduct allegations and cancel culture. He held a unique version of church recently, tapping fellow musicians Kid Cudi and Verdine White of funk band Earth, Wind, and Fire for, what he calls, a
During the service, Kanye seemed to defend R. Kelly and Michael Jackson – both beloved artists who had legal issues pertaining to child molestation. Kanye West said:
“They want art from the artist. But, anytime they do anything erratic, they just gonna pull up the full documentaries on him. And then, they gonna come with the Michael documentary. We can enjoy all their music all we want. I thought I wasn’t gon’ go there today…let’s go ahead and take da Vinci out The Louvre. Let’s take down all the art.”
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Via @The.True.100 Contributor Reality star #KimKardashian is attempting to do some damage control on her husband’s behalf once again. ____________________________________________________ The mother of three took to Twitter on Monday morning one day after #KanyeWest held his Sunday service and seemingly defended #RKelly amid backlash from Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary. ____________________________________________________ During Ye’s second Sunday service event on Jan. 13, he played a number of his songs assisted by a choir and took a moment to give his thoughts on the #SurvivingRKelly discussion. In a since-deleted clip from #KrisJenner live stream, Ye can be heard saying, “They just gonna pull up full documentaries on him.” He continues, “Then they gonna come with the Michael [Jackson] documentary. … We can all enjoy all their music all we want. I thought I wasn’t going to go there today. If we’re gonna tear down artists, let’s go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out the Lourve. Let’s take down all the art.” ____________________________________________________ Read more at the link in bio.
Social media erupted with criticism over Kanye’s statement. His wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, quickly took to Twitter to defend him. She said:
“I’m going to nip this in the bud right now. Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect. The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else.”
“I want to make it very clear, he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior. My husband’s words are being taken out of context due to timing.”
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#KimKardashian defends statements made by #KanyeWest in regards to #RKelly and #MichaelJackson. Reportedly, he said: "They just gonna pull up full documentaries on him. Then they gonna come with the Michael documentary. … We can all enjoy all their music all we want. I thought I wasn't going to go there today. If we're gonna tear down artists, let's go ahead and take Da Vinci out the Lourve. Let's take down all the art." ***SWIPE***
What do you think? Is it possible to separate a controversial artist’s work from their personal failures?
Written by Miata Shanay