R. Kelly just found out the hard way that not all Black people are welcome within the lush, uncolonized borders of Wakanda.
Black Panther’s record-breaking opening weekend has everyone feeling like hitching a ride with Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o to the mythical land. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport even tweeted out a picture showing a departure flight to Wakanda.
Kelly figured he’d get in on the Black Panther fever and tweeted that he was on his way to Wakanda. Twitter users, however, were quick to tell the platinum-selling accused pedophile and kidnapper that he was not welcome in the Black utopia.
— R. Kelly (@rkelly) February 20, 2018
NO THANK YOU. WE JUST CLOSED THE BORDERS. – Wakanda Immigration https://t.co/RvL9BERO3a
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) February 22, 2018
— Wakanda’s TOP Travel Agent (@kinkyhautecurl) February 21, 2018
— Wakanda’s TOP Travel Agent (@kinkyhautecurl) February 22, 2018
Right when the plane lands pic.twitter.com/INqAzoqeT3
— LaQuinton (@laquinton) February 21, 2018
No one should be surprised that R. Kelly is not welcome in Wakanda. He’s barely welcome here in the U.S. The #MuteRKelly campaign has successfully shut down a number of R. Kelly’s shows around the country.
“I have been hearing about R. Kelly’s sexual abuse of young black women since I was in my teens. Every few years more women come out with their stories. More images and videos surface. More black girls are scarred for life just as they are coming into their womanhood and sexuality,” said Oronike Odeleye, co-creator of #MuteRKelly.
“We will continue to disrupt, continue to demonstrate, continue to call him out, continue to raise awareness until hopefully one day soon, we can step in the name of justice at his trial.”
R. Kelly was most recently reportedly evicted from his Georgia home where some people have alleged he held young women against their will.