Keke Palmer used to Stan for R. Kelly. The Chicago native connected with the R&B singers vibe, pun intended. And when we spoke to her just a few years ago, she elatedly recounted her fondest memories of the Pied Piper of R&B.
But, fast-forward to now. Palmer is pissed after watching “Surviving R. Kelly” and can no longer support the alleged pedophile.
Lifetime’s 6-part doc-series brought Keke to tears. As someone who described herself as a “student of R. Kelly”, seeing the singer in the fullness of his monstrous acts was disheartening to say the least. So much so that Palmer could not stay silent.
The “Scream Queens” actress took to Instagram to denounce Kells and support the victims of his alleged abuse saying, “I will stand by my sisters because that’s simply what’s right and what I hope discontinues this behavior in anyone.”
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Just finished Surviving R. Kelly and I have spent the last hour crying. As a student of R. Kelly’s for the time I was and having been around his light and understanding the obstacles he overcame as a child to actually be birthed into the musical genius he is today… All to put others through the same darkness he was running from is the most disheartening thing to accept. Many people experience hardships and do not allow themselves to find freedom through their passion enough to shine a light. R. Kelly received that grace from God. God blessed him to vindicate his childhood shortcomings and yet still he has slapped God in the face by his actions towards these women. I am hurt and saddened because he could have been a blessing to these women but instead he repeatedly took advantage and that I can not accept. I will stand by my sisters because that’s simply what’s right and what I hope discontinues this behavior in anyone. We have to be good to eachother, not all of us accept the light but those of us that do must be responsible!!!! We can not take advantage of each other or accept when someone else does. 💔
Keke isn’t the only celeb to speak out against R. Click HERE to see the responses from many others.
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