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Tank, Omarion and Others Denounce R. Kelly After Documentary Airing

Celebrities including Tank, Omarion and Jada Pinkett Smith called for R. Kelly to be canceled after the airing of ‘Surviving R. Kelly.’

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R. Kelly performs on stage at the FOX Theater on December 25, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo Credit: Jamie Lamor Thompson / Shutterstock.com)

After the three-day airing of the Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, several people have spoken out against R. Kelly including R&B stars Tank, Ne-Yo and Omarion.

The six-part documentary, which was produced by cultural critic and activist dream hampton, shed light on the singer’s alleged predatory behavior and sexual misconduct/abuse.

Although Kelly has denied any wrongdoing, the more than 50 interviews including his brothers, former employees, alleged victims and their parents have many people joining the #MuteRKelly campaign.

“It’s so dark and sad and traumatic. I wish that [R. Kelly] would have gotten help… Maybe he could’ve gotten help when he was 30, or you know, 29 when the Aaliyah stuff broke.” – dream hampton

In an interview with SiriusXM’s Karen Hunter, hampton shared some discoveries she made during the process of making the in-depth series.

Since the series premiered, Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, has called for action for the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer to be dropped by RCA Records.  In addition, calls to the sex-abuse hotline increased by 27 percent.

Check out what other celebrities had to say about their discomfort of hearing about the more than two decades of alleged abuse.

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Omarion

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Tank

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I lot of artists, song writers, producers, record execs, etc are very confused as to how to respond to what they’ve seen and heard. We’ve all been inspired by this man. We’ve all been witnesses to his musical genius. We have shaped and molded talent we sign after his musical image. We’ve invested so much of ourselves into this man that it’s hard for us to let go. I no longer have that issue. I whole heartedly apologize for not coming to this realization sooner. I CANOT separate the music from the monster! My 3 black daughters won’t let me. What hurts even more are the facilitators around him. His team, his record company, the promoters, the radio stations! There has to be a line drawn. Enough has to be enough at some point. Who are we saying is worth protecting if we let this continue? I choose the lives of these young black girls! I’m sick to my stomach! Let me also say this! There are more men guilty of these crimes! Lets make sure none of them slip through the cracks every again! You are no king because kings don’t treat queens like this! #RnBMoney #TheGeneral

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