R. Kelly is not phased by the #MuteRKelly movement that’s been steadily growing across the nation. In fact, he says “it’s too late” to silence him.
In a clip that popped up on Instagram, Kelly is holding a cigar in one hand and a drink in another. He tells his friends that’s he’s not bothered by the backlash and that his music is here to stay.
“I got a million motherf**kers hatin’ me, or 40 billion motherf**kers lovin’ me, you know what I’m sayin’? And I’mma tell you somethin’,” he states. “I’mma take this musical shit, and I’mma inject these motherf**kers with this musical, beautiful s**t.”
While his crew agrees in unison, Kelly proclaimed that he's connected to his "musical shit" and he's going to continue to make hits.
“You don’t understand,” he said. “I am handcuffed, like a lot of you motherf**kers, I’m handcuffed by my destiny. It’s too late; they shoulda did this shit thirty years ago. It’s too late. The music has been injected into the world. Ok? I hired my motherfu**in’ self.”
Kelly then raised his glass and compared his defiance to that of a basketball player on the court. “I wanna propose a toast to all the strong motherf**kers in here right now,” he said. “It’s motherf**kers like you, is why I still continue to do what I do, ‘cause I have a basketball mentality. You understand? As long as I got the ball, the world is on defense.”
What R. Kelly fails to realize is that it's not his music that's in jeopardy, it his livelihood. Currently, he has multiple women accusing him of grooming underage girls to be part of an alleged sex cult, which is alarming and very damaging to his career. Not to mention, a new woman has filed a sexual battery lawsuit against the 51-year-old singer in New York.
In the end, the #MuteRkelly movement is not going anywhere and if he has his way, neither is R. Kelly.