Heaven, I Need Some Prison Time
“Why am I not in jail?”
I’ve got a few questions.
Why is R. Kelly still walking free? I’m not going to give this topic a whole lot of Blaxplanation space but I was just wondering about that. How many already-famous people can make a pornographic video containing themselves and an underage girl, have that video be bootlegged and widely distributed, and still remain remarkably unconvicted? And why don’t black folks seem to care?
I realize that we’re an exceptionally forgiving people – particularly with one another. Marion Barry was re-elected AFTER he smoked crack on tape. Ray Nagin was recently re-elected after he failed the city of
A few years ago, when the R. Kelly sex vid first emerged, I was talking to a sister who absolutely LOVES him. Interestingly, she wasn’t at all put off by the tape (she had seen it). Her argument was that these “young girls” know exactly what they’re doing when they chase after a celebrity. In her opinion, it was a victimless crime.
I mean, I LOVE Prince. He’s a visionary, a musical genius, etc. But if there was a video tape circulating around the country with him (forgive me) peeing on the face of a minor, I would have to abandon him. At the very least, I would expect him to have the humility to not follow up his shameful act with an album called, “The Chocolate Factory”. Sorry, but I can’t listen to a disc, no matter how well made, with R. Kelly exploring his sexuality anymore.