Despite all of the allegations, bootlegged home videos, tearful documentaries, and more R. Kelly still has fans. Not just fans; fanatics.
This weekend scores of men and women pledging their allegiance to the Pied Piper of R&B took to the streets of Downtown Chicago to protest what they deem to be an unfair damnation and handling.
Demonstrators marched chanting “Free R. Kelly” and asked, “Where are the parents?” in a plea for justice for “Seems Like You’re Ready” crooner and musician. Banners and signs were displayed with the caption “Justice for R. Kelly” and much else.
People in Chicago are marching for R Kelly pic.twitter.com/rOOAxZBeWX— 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2BIog) August 21, 2020
Robert Kelly has released 18 studio albums in 28 years, most of them Platinum selling or better. Of course this excludes the numerous hit singles, most notably Space Jam soundtrack anthem “I Believe I Can Fly” which was a massive crossover radio hit.
While Robert’s musical talent is largely unassailable, accusations of his past has marred most of his career beginning with tales of a marriage to an underage Aaliyah all the way up to the Lifetime Network DocuSeries, “Surviving R. Kelly.”
Mr. Kelly has been in custody since July 2019 and has a trial date set for October 20, 2020. However, health restrictions in place related to the current novel pandemic has set the stage for delays and postponements. Legal counsel for the Chicagoan have noted that the need to quarantine witnesses and other related challenges should not impair the singer’s right to fair and timely trial, “That is not Mr. Kelly’s fault and that should not be Mr. Kelly’s problem, and Mr. Kelly should not be the one who has to suffer, remaining in archaic jail conditions that are medieval, so that the Government can more conveniently prosecute its case.”
God Bless America, ya’ll.