Remy Ma Catches Heat For R. Kelly Comments

The rapper is being criticized for seemigly defending Kellz during an episode of 'State of the Culture.'

The internet is turning up the heat on Remy Ma for her comments about R. Kelly’s history of sexual abuse allegations, and the forthcoming Lifetime documentary series that delves into reports that the singer runs a sex cult.

The topic came up during Monday's (Oct. 29) episode of State of the Culture with Joe Budden, Scottie Beam, and Jinx. During the segment, Budden argued that Kelly was an abuse victim who suffers from a "sickness", which opened a discussion on whether he deserves redemption.

Beam brought up the “aunties” who continue to support Kelly in spite of the allegations, Budden countered by pointing out that Kelly’s career is starting to take a financial hit.

Remy pointed out that the Grammy winner was acquitted of wrongdoing. “He went to trial for it before. We had video of him getting intimate with an underage girl. We have another video where -- I don’t think she was underaged but he was all in her,” she said adding, “Most rapists don’t eat your a**. It was just crazy.. I’m like 'ok, so you get acquitted but you still get banished?”

The conversation got murkier from there. Jinx pointed to the sex cult allegations, Remy diverted the conversation to the family’s of the women who claimed that the Chicago singer had been holding them hostage under the guise of advancing their careers.

“When I first heard [the story], it wasn’t like the women complained. It was the mother of the women or a family member,” Remy explained. “It’s so weird where we live in a world that women and men do some sick s**t and they be wit’ it. If you’re daughter is 14,15,16, 17, and she wants to f**k a guy that’s 30-anything...you’re fighting against it.”

“I’m not saying that he’s right,” she said before mentioning reports of Kelly being illiterate. The Bronx native went on to question how the current “climate” plays into the influx of sexual allegations circulating in the news. Jinx noted that the allegations against Kelly predates the #MeToo movement.

Throughout the discussion, Remy reiterated that she wasn’t picking a "side" in the matter, and the show's director reportedly denied that she defended Kelly.

But the internet appears to disagree.

Check above for the full SOTC discussion.

READ MORE: R. Kelly Opens Up About Sex Cult, Illiteracy And More On 19-Minute Track

From the Web

More on Vibe

Getty Images

Kylie Jenner Teases New Travis Scott Song In Makeup Promo

Kylie Jenner got a little help from her boyfriend Travis Scott in order to promote Kylie Cosmetics’ latest KYBROWS eyebrow pencil. In an ad promoting the upcoming product, Jenner utilizes the “SICKO MODE” musician’s reportedly-unreleased song as background music. In the trippy track, Scott says “she fill my mind up with ideas, I’m the highest in the room, hope I make it out of here…” While we’re not sure if new music is certainly on the way from the Grammy-nominated rapper, Jenner’s KYBROWS drops next week (April 29). Scott’s most recent project, ASTROWORLD, was released in 2018, and he continues to enjoy the fruits of his labor. His February ASTROWORLD tour stops at Los Angeles’ The Forum added him to the list of artists who have sold out the venue more than once in a 12-month span.

 

          View this post on Instagram                  

 

K Y B R O W S coming 4/29 @kyliecosmetics

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Apr 22, 2019 at 9:06am PDT

Continue Reading
Ser Baffo/Getty Images for BET

YG Shares Fourth Album Title Ahead Of May Release Date

YG is preparing to bless fans with a highly-anticipated full-length album since he announced its release for May 3. Now, in an interview with Billboard, the "FDT" rapper shared the fourth studio project's name, 4REAL 4REAL.

The 29-year-old artist revealed that being in the studio is where he feels unabashedly free, especially given this tough time since his longtime friend Nipsey Hussle was murdered on March 31. "If I'm not doing music, I feel depressed," he said. "I feel like I ain't sh*t. I like to create, and right now, I know where I want to be, and I know how to get there."

The Compton native's previous album, Stay Dangerous, hosts singles like "Big Bank," "Handgun," and other cuts featuring Jay 305 like "Bulletproof," "Slay" with Quavo," and "Power" featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

"From my first album to my second album, and from my second album to my third album, it took me two years to put out each project," he said. "That wasn't my choice. Life was changing: I got shot, I had a daughter. It was crazy—it took a little longer."

YG's upcoming project was originally slated for a mid-April release, but when the shocking news of Hussle's passing hit, the famed rapper placed a halt on the soundscape's debut. During his first weekend set at Coachella, YG said he was able to push through the performance given his consumption of alcohol. "But my ni**a gone," he said, per HipHopDX. "I got to deal with the sh*t. So I decided to push my album back to May 3."

 

View this post on Instagram

 

It ain’t right that the homie is gone and not here with his kids and family this Easter. With all the love that’s bein shown & everything great the homie set up and left behind for his family and kids I STILL DONT UNDERSTAND! Forever @nipseyhussle the gr8 😢💙💙💔💔

A post shared by @ yg on Apr 21, 2019 at 12:05pm PDT

Continue Reading

T.I. Bails 23 Nonviolent Offenders Out Of Jail For Easter

T.I. did a remarkable thing this Easter (April 21). In the true spirit of the holiday, T.I. bailed 23 nonviolent offenders out of the DeKalb County Jail in Georgia.

T.I., Love & Hip Hop's Scrapp Deleon, and the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga reportedly worked together to bail out seven women and 16 men who were locked up for first-time or nonviolent offenses. The deed was done as part of the church's "Bail Out" program.

"It's almost like finally meeting the good Samaritan – somebody who you don't know that you didn't see coming," senior Pastor Dr. Jamal Bryant said good deed. "They're appreciative to be able to press the refresh button."

The philanthropic work doesn't stop after the men and women are released, however. The "Bail Out" program also connects the newly-released citizens with a certified mentor for weekly check-ins. A portion of the donations received by the program will be used to establish college funds for former inmates with children.

According to Fox 5, New Birth Missionary launched the "Bail Out" program on Lent (Mar. 6). They pledged to raise $40,000 in order to bail inmates out of jail just in time for Easter Sunday. As soon as T.I. got involved, donations reportedly skyrocketed to $120,000.

We should take note of their courageous efforts.

Continue Reading

Top Stories