Twitter responds to video of R. Kelly encouraging fans to wipe his sweat, grab his crotch
Video clips circulated on social media after the show on Saturday, reigniting the debate about whether it's morally sound to to support a man who is widely believed to be a sexual predator.
Despite all of the allegations made against him, it appears that R. Kelly has no intention to pause or delete sexually-charged antics from his performances.
This week, video emerged of the R&b crooner encouraging eager fans in the front row to towel off his sweat and grab his crotch during a performance Saturday in Tampa, Fla.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, as he took the stage at the city’s Yuengling Center, Kelly reportedly informed the moderate-sized crowd, “If there’s anybody in here that feels they are going to be offended tonight, they need to leave, because it’s about to get freakier than a mother.”
The concert which took place Saturday evening was a rare appearance for the 51-year-old embattled singer, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and abuse several times over the past 18 months.
The Times noted that Kelly, “frequently dipped into the pit to sing as the women pawed at his legs and groin. Once he took a woman’s phone and sang into the screen before rubbing it all over his crotch.”
When y’all listen to R Kelly how do you not think about how you’re listening to a pedophile.
— ACAB (@BlackVoiceTrans) November 11, 2018
“When he got to ‘Down Low’ (Nobody Has to Know), Kelly stepped all the way down to the floor of the pit, eventually kneeling out of view, completely surrounded by women,” the report continues. “Whatever happened down there, it ended with Kelly stumbling back on stage missing a shoe.”
Shortly after the show on Saturday, video clips circulated on social media, reigniting the debate about whether it’s morally sound to continue to support a man who is widely believed to be a sexual predator. Kelly has always denied the allegations and some fans appear to believe him.
Check out the video, and Black Twitter’s reaction to it below:
What the hell be going on at R. Kelly concerts⁉️🧐 pic.twitter.com/MCjOJ03JWQ
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) November 12, 2018
A lot of people in the industry are involved with R Kelly’s sex cult/human trafficking operation and don’t want to implicate themselves. If he goes down he is gonna take a lot of people with him.
— Every Karen Is A Star🔮 (@amakabot) November 12, 2018
Y’all R. Kelly deadass been calling himself a pedophile all these years 😳🤯 pic.twitter.com/8kLvzJOlb3
— 𝙳𝚊𝚗 (@ogdanniblast_) November 12, 2018
Whew, y’all sure do love trying to shame people for still liking R. Kelly’s music because of his sexual deviance but ain’t called a report in on your pedophile uncle yet and it’s been decades.
— Unfriendly Black Hottie (@MeMeSyndrome_) November 10, 2018
R Kelly said wipe my noosseeee.. now wipe my tongueeeee. That shit took me OUT😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 something is really wrong with that man
Keeeeep wiping me 🎶🎵
— Landon Romano (@landonromano) November 13, 2018
So Keyshia Cole and Adina Howard are on tour with R. Kelly.
cool, cool. pic.twitter.com/4I3XlRDyIq
— ashley yates (@brownblaze) November 10, 2018