In 2017, R. Kelly faced allegations of abuse, "brainwashing," and controlling behavior by several former members of his entourage in a Buzzfeed report. Yet the singer continues to tour and has avoided criminal charges or industry reprisal despite national media attention on the claims, the #MeToo movement, and new allegations of underage abuse made in an upcoming documentary.
Speaking at Coachella last weekend, Vince Staples didn't mince words in his opinion of the singer. When the interviewer raised concerns that his probation could get him locked up for speeding, Vince brushed it off, joking that "black entertainers" never get sent to prison and citing the accusations against R. Kelly.
"R. Kelly never went to jail and he's a child molester," Vince said. "I'm a good person, R Kelly a piece of fucking shit, so piece of fucking shit R. Kelly didn't go to jail for being a child molester and peeing on people and having a human trafficking ring in Atlanta, then I'll be aight."
Vince skewered "everybody overreacting to my pretty logical take" in a tweet posted on Monday. See it below: