R. Kelly Has Received The GREATEST Pass Of The 21st Century


When I saw the album cover above for R. Kelly’s new album, Black Panties (which apparently comes with actual Black panties when you buy it), I was actually pretty shocked. Maybe it’s the angle, the lighting, or just the fact that the model with him is petite, but it really looks like this nigga had Kyla Pratt from her One-on-One days in his lap. It looks like he used some voodoo to morph Penny Proud into a real person and strip her ass naked. It looks like the girl in his lap gets excited when her mother puts Dunkaroos in her Despicable Me 2 lunch pail. I’m not going to assume that R. Kelly created this as a giant F*^K YOU! to his “haters” (i.e. people who, for SOME reason, seem to have a problem with grown men giving teenagers golden showers) because he might be so far past his previous legal troubles, that he no longer cares. But whatever it is, the reality of the situation is that he has officially received the GREATEST pass of any urban music artist in the 21st century.

A couple of days ago, some Black people got riled up when I called them COWARDS for hiding behind shaming Lily Allen as a soft-ass method of addressing real racism that exists in media, but there’s NO case that shows our collective cowardice more than R. Kelly’s pedophilia and our inability to address the FACT that he’s a freaky, old pervert – that makes awesome music. What price are we willing to pay to be able to Step in The Name Of Love? Apparently, underaged hymens.

In this day and age where artists must apologize for making satirical videos, arguing with their significant other in public, NOT donating “enough” money to a charity, or whatever big or small act that they are being publicly shamed for, it’s almost amazing to see how R. Kelly manages to maintain a pass on being a pedophile. People will get outraged about Jay-Z working with Barney’s, but the fact that R is busting down p*ssy the same age as a Playstation 2 just flies under the radar huh? Well, the truth is, it DOESN’T fly under the radar – we are just CHOOSING to be wilfully ignorant about it.

Of course there’s people out there who love to talk about “allegations” but we SAW his sextape and we KNOW that it’s him. When we found out the woman, I mean girl, on the tape was revealed to be underage at the time, our collective response was “that little b*tch lied about her age!” And I may have agreed with you, if my ass wasn’t old enough to remember that he’s been preying on teenagers since the 90’s:

R. Kelly’s over-sexualized steez is not just about recovering from a scandal, it’s about giving that scandal one of his favourite golden showers – without the benefit of the salad tossing. He’s throwing it in all of faces and we are allowing it because we’re complacent. Look at another one of this niggas album covers:


This is akin to Chris Brown making an album cover standing on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art like Rocky Balboa with his hands taped-up like he was about to give another R&B diva a two piece. This would be like Miguel trying to swan dive across another section of fans but this time with a WWE Intercontinental championship belt across his waist. This dude even has the nerve to call his Black ass the PIED PIPER – a weird-ass muthaphucka dressed in multicolored clothing, who used music to lead the children away from the town never to return. He’s officially telling us ALL to go F*^K ourselves.

But as long as he keeps making hits, there’s not a DAMN thing ANY of us will be willing to do. My man Riley learned that the HARD way:

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.


  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    11/22/2013 at 12:05 PM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, do YOU believe R. Kelly receives a pass for being a pedophile?

  2. Mimi

    11/22/2013 at 2:45 PM

    He definitely receives a pass, but not from me. I don't support his music and I never did.

    I am from Chicago and remember when he used to come up to a McDonald's during lunch periods that was a few blocks away my high school at least 6-8 times a school year and leave with a different HS girl in a van, each time. He is at least 10 years older than me so, he was an adult and these were teenage girls.

    We would see the van circle the blocks s few times and then the girl would get out, all disheveled and brag "I just fucked a star".

    So when I heard about the video, there wasn't a doubt in my mind that it was him and that the girl in question was indeed a child.

    He is sick, a predator, and it's only a matter of time before another allegation comes.

    And didn't he actually marry Aaliyah when she was 15?

    • Gryphon

      11/22/2013 at 3:40 PM

      yes he did marry her and her parents got it annulled

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      11/25/2013 at 12:48 AM

      UGH! That's disgusting!

      Thanks for sharing the story tho

  3. TINA G

    11/22/2013 at 4:23 PM

    Me either. I don't support RKelly or his music no matter how good it sounds, he is still a pedophile!

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      11/25/2013 at 12:47 AM

      I feel you on that.

  4. Renee

    11/22/2013 at 6:40 PM

    How does he get a pass? He certainly isn't as popular as he once was which is a reflection of him not receiving the same level of support. He has received backlash since the trial. You have to consider, plenty of peoole have never seen the recording and since there was no conviction people are left on the fence and confused by the situation. The possibilities of his actions will forever be within the minds of those who were old enough to remember.

    I dont want to see his home made porn….

    It never ceases to amaze me how there are so many Chicagoans who claim knowledge of his ish.. off the record, mind you. Really! If he's done what most people say occurred in the video then there are others that bare blame for allowing such relationships to occur including parents, teachers, witnesses both adult and minors. It's unacceptable, period.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      11/25/2013 at 12:47 AM

      He gets a pass because he's been actively accused of smashing underage girls his ENTIRE career yet it's never hindered him in the same way other scandals have hurt urban artists and he can publicly REVEL in the same thing he's being accused of and be praised for it.

  5. Mr Shank

    11/22/2013 at 7:27 PM

    Great article. Good point, and thank god some people still have functioning brains capable of critical thought.

    R Kelly must be chin checked!

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      11/25/2013 at 12:46 AM


  6. 1_goodlife

    11/22/2013 at 9:50 PM

    he gets a pass. OJ got a pass for being a murderer. MJ got a pass for being a pedo as well…

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      11/25/2013 at 12:46 AM

      OJ got a pass??? Really??! There's a difference between getting acquitted and getting a pass.

    • S.Jonesy

      12/04/2013 at 1:28 AM

      OJ got ACQUITTED… MJ got ACQUITTED, a couple of the accused even recanted their stories after his death, admitting it was their parents chasing the money… Robert Kelly has gotten not only a pass, but has gotten away with being a predator of children. Not many may remember, but when the story broke, there was an incident in FLA, where the police FOUND a camera with him and some young girls on it, the case was dropped due to the warrant which wasn't for R.Kelly, but a member of his entourage. so, the case had to be dropped…

  7. Ebony

    11/24/2013 at 12:37 AM

    He doesn't get my support and I'm black.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      11/25/2013 at 12:45 AM

      I feel you.

  8. MistaHarsh

    11/25/2013 at 8:43 PM

    This article made me laugh because its so blatantly obvious it its insane. When I saw him with lady gaga I cringed because here is a pop star whose fans are young girls getting them to sing do what you want to my body with a sexual predator as a feature! Who greenlit this project!?!?!?!?

    For the record I'd support the album cover with miguel jumping of the top turnbacle

  9. dee

    11/26/2013 at 11:50 PM

    R kelly should have served time for what he did or reprimanded in another form because what he did to both Aaliyah and the child in the video was statutory rape.

    However…just to play devil's advocate. Do we believe that he may have been reformed in his absence from the media and is now a change man? Is it possible to be a' former child predator' once you have repented (if you are religious) or have been rehabilitated?

    I guess this would not be a possibility for him given his album cover…sicking.

  10. Anne

    02/22/2014 at 3:36 PM

    The manner in which so many black folks have rushed to his defense is indicative of how oblivious we can be to the problems of young black women while being attentive to those of young black men. It's a sad commentary on how too many among us ignore the sexism that's behind the dismissiveness of his victims' sufferings. He is a nasty piece of work who should have been thrown in jail a long time ago. He's also a prime example of how the childish behavior of idolizing celebrities and entertainers can blind folks to dangerous character flaws. In any case, I'm glad that more and more people are waking up to the folly of not valuing our young black women. We need to address the problems of sexism among us as well as racism simultaneously. If we don't value young women, then we reinforce the larger society's devaluation and no one will value any of us more than we value ourselves.

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