R. Kelly Protest Planned in L.A.

 |  December 12, 2007
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By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      The music world is a really forgiving place. Just five years ago, R. Kelly was slapped with child pornography charges stemming from a video tape that allegedly had him doing the do with an underage girl. Fast forward to 2007, R. Kelly’s career is soaring, he’s making hit songs and contributing to other artists’ hit songs as well. But activists in Los Angeles aren’t having it. They’re organizing a protest against Kelly during his L.A. show on Friday at the Forum.

      "It’s like pulling teeth to get people to talk about this," L.A. activist Jasmyne Cannick told the L.A. Times. "It’s a challenge to get the black community to even discuss it. . . . They’re acting like he doesn’t have 14 counts of child pornography against him. . . . We’re all acting like we don’t have daughters and nieces and little sisters. Everyone is making money, and everyone seems OK with him. People really need to wake up."

      Kelly’s case is still in the books but has been hampered by constant delays. A new trial date has yet to be announced, but Kelly faces 15 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Trappa2 MurdaP

    damn Kell’s it aint looking good for the chocolate factory

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/lyricaltech tech9

    yall watch the boondocks episode on this foolish old man yall call kells..R Kelly really has a problem..i mean its embarassing to see a 45 year old man talking about being a flirt..and in the same breath he can talk about ‘him believing he can fly”
    its almost like he has a MPD…Pied piper..wasent that the clown that left town with the kids..?Am disgusted at this ignorant n**

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/rayone southsypher

    Yup the Pied Piper of Hamelin it’s funny how many people don’t know the story….People Kells has been telling us for years he need help.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/joanna78 4acresblahblah

    I always thought something was odd about him. But I like his music though. But he has a serious problem.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/bl089 big law

    FUCK ALL YALL HATING ASS NIGGAZ. THE CASE GOING ON SO LONG BECAUSE THE GIRL THEY CLAIM IS ON THE TAPE SAY IT AINT HER AND WONT TESTIFY. AND IF YALL WASNT THERE , THEN YALL DONT KNOW SHIT. KNOW YOUR HISTORY BEFORE YOU TALK. CHITOWN 4 LIFE BITCHEZ!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/_She-So-Ghetto_ 6hetto6irly

    honestly r kelly think he’s helpin young girls. he does have a problem, but i love him anyway. At least he waited until the recent girl was of age..But kelly has the 80z baby syndrome..but its different for older ppl..he really thinks he’s sticking it to the man..lol.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/lowejame67 dsakjet78

    the goverment wont money if they don’t make money you pay .