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.

R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)

 

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.

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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.”

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“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:

https://twitter.com/Sean_Cooldad/status/1061919600789602304

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