Fuck R. Kelly. Now that we’ve gotten that out the way. Again, I repeat, FUCK R. KELLY. I made it a personal crusade to ban R. Kelly and anything in relation to his music on this site four years ago. Four years later, this man is still destroying lives and using his wealth/influence to abuse women.

Buzzfeed has published a stomach turning story that documents half a dozen women being held against their will in what their families describe as a “cult”. In addition to the families of these women coming forward, former members of Kelly’s inner circle corroborated the claims.

An attorney for R. Kelly had this to say at press time:

“We can only wonder why folks would persist in defaming a great artist who loves his fans, works 24/7, and takes care of all of the people in his life,” Mensch wrote. “He works hard to become the best person and artist he can be. It is interesting that stories and tales debunked many years ago turn up when his goal is to stop the violence; put down the guns; and embrace peace and love. I suppose that is the price of fame. Like all of us, Mr. Kelly deserves a personal life. Please respect that.”