Joyner Lucas Appears To Offer Support To R. Kelly In Now-Deleted Tweet
"Way To Go."
In the now-deleted tweet, the "Lucky You" MC wrote "I know this has to be one of the hardest patches in your life right now @rkelly. I'm literally watching the entire world condemn you and turn they back on you. I'm not saying you don't deserve it. All I'm saying is please don't hurt yourself or take yourself out. I'd still be sad."
After reasonable and justified head-shaking from several corners of the Internet, the 30-year-old rapper deleted his tweet and offered an explanation as to why it was tweeted in the first place. However, his reasoning wasn't that great, either.
"I'm reading the comments on my last post," he wrote in yet-another deleted tweet. "People are upset because I'm telling someone to NOT kill themselves? Wtf? Lol like bro. Y'all cray. I clearly said I'm NOT saying he don't deserve what he's getting. I'm not on his side. But he shouldn't kill himself."
After another collective sigh before the Internet expressed even more disdain for Lucas' choice of words and thought-process, he offered a new apology. He writes that he did not watch the special, and should have probably done so before inserting his two-cents.
"I took my tweet down because i felt like maybe I should of watched the documentary before commenting," he wrote. "I haven’t seen it yet. All I know is I wake up 1 day and everybody wishing dude go kill himself. Im the same dude who created A suicide awareness video. Imma watch the doc tho."
Yes, please do watch the doc.
— Partaking in Activities (@Anxiety_Jane) January 4, 2019
Here’s one of them pic.twitter.com/S3os0QEWQ5
— Dylan (@DylanRedBlack) January 4, 2019
I took my tweet down because i felt like maybe I should of watched the documentary before commenting. I haven’t seen it yet. All I know is I wake up 1 day and everybody wishing dude go kill himself. Im the same dude who created A suicide awareness video. Imma watch the doc tho.
— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) January 4, 2019