The world breathed a sigh of aid when R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison again in June.
The singer had been convicted on prices associated to the rape and trafficking of dozens of feminine victims, a lot of whom have been underage.
A number of victims bravely testified in courtroom, probably within the hope that they might by no means must see their tormentor’s face once more.
So you possibly can think about their horror upon studying right now that Kelly had by some means launched a brand new album that was obtainable for streaming on Spotify.
Including to the shock of the state of affairs is the truth that the mission was titled I Admit It, seemingly a macabre reference to the numerous, many allegations towards Kelly.
The album includes a observe entitled “I Admit It (I Did It),” during which the singer justifies his actions and dismisses the allegations towards him.
“I accomplished f–ked with a few followers,” Kelly raps at one level.
“How they gon’ say I don’t respect these ladies when all I’ve accomplished is symbolize,” Kelly continiues.
From there, the convicted intercourse offender appears to accuse his critics of jealousy, singing that the general public is “mad I’ve obtained some girlfriends.”
Imagine it or not, it will get worse from there.
The album — which appeared on Spotify and different streaming platforms right now with no forewarning — includes a 15-minute music during which Kelly seems responsible his victims’ mother and father for his crimes.
“And when you actually, actually wanna know. Her father dropped her off at my present,” Kelly sings.
“And informed this boy to place her on the stage. I admit that she was overage.”
Spotify reps say they do not know how a brand new album appeared on Kelly’s artist web page, as he’s been banned from the service since 2018.
“This content material has been faraway from the platform on the request of the distributor,” the corporate stated in an announcement issued right now.
Certainly, the album is not obtainable on Spotify, Apple Music, or some other main streaming outlet.
Representatives for Sony Music, Kelly’s former label, have additionally claimed ignorance of the mission.
Insiders say the gathering of songs was a bootleg, and was by no means supposed to be an official album.
Among the songs date again to 2018, however that is the primary time that they’ve been packaged collectively on this method.
In response to Kelly lawyer Jennifer Bonjean, the singer’s camp just isn’t behind the discharge and he “is having mental property stolen from him.”
Hopefully Kelly and firm aren’t anticipating an excessive amount of sympathy from the general public on this one.
And hopefully, Spotify and different providers will introduce safeguards to forestall one thing like this from taking place once more.