Nick Cannon is the newest musician to return ahead and supply his regret for working with R. Kelly.
Kelly has been the subject of dialog because the airing of the three-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly final week. The documentary featured a number of girls detailing their harrowing expertise of alleged abuse by Kelly.
On Thursday (Jan. 10), Cannon went on Instagram and apologized for working with the embattled singer. For those that don’t know, the rapper-entertainer collaborated with Kelly on his 2003 track “Gigolo.”
"After a lot self reflection and meditation, I’ve to be one of many first to confess that in my previous I’ve DEFINITELY turned a blind eye to quite a lot of darkness on this business," he writes. "Let’s cease beating across the bush and name it what it’s. This whole business was established and constructed by evil and predatorily spirits and male chauvinistic habits."
"And because the latest media outrage pertaining to @RKELLY I’ve realized that the REAL difficulty at hand is the last word lack of care and disrespect for our QUEENS," he continued. "For far too lengthy we’ve handled girls like second class residents, when really they’re the supply, our core, and the Superior beings. But our insecurities, Egos, and lack of affection has tried to show in any other case. Therefore we’ve SEVERAL circumstances the place we permit entertainers, executives, and every single day people abuse and mistreat our life bearers and delightful equals.
"It isn’t any secret how males have misused their energy to govern younger rising pop stars to seasoned hollywood actresses and everybody in between," he added. "I’ve personally witnessed it and can not be silent about it. It’s not dry snitching, it’s a paradigm shift. I’m not judging ANY man for his previous or his personal actions as a result of I too am a responsible sinner of the blatant disrespect even in a few of the statements within the track above. But From Individuals like Les Moonves, Harvey Weinstein, Steven Tyler, R. Kelly, Elvis and others, I need to say we’ve to cope with this illness head on."
Cannon concluded, "The actual leaders and Bosses should step up and be MEN! And I might be one of many first to say on behalf of all males, I’m Sorry. Please contemplate an advocate, ally and pupil that wants steering in an business that was designed to benefit from girls. Let’s change it ALL instantly. And name all of it to the desk for our ignorance, improper doings and disrespect. I apologize my Queens."
Cannon joins different music artists like John Legend, Chance the Rapper, Common and others who’ve denounced R. Kelly and his alleged habits in direction of girls.
You can learn Nick Cannon's full missive beneath.