Yesha Callahan

R. Kelly Really Wants Black Folks to Buy His Album, But He’s a Pedophile, So…


Apparently, being allowed to close out this year’s Soul Train Music Awards wasn’t enough for R. Kelly. Now, he wants y’all to buy his new album too.

The controversial singer recently took to YouTube to make a plea to Black people to support his latest record, The Buffet, which sold around 28,000 copies since it was released on Friday.

During the video, Kelly attempted to shame Black music lovers, telling them, “We gotta start supporting each other.”

“I bust my ass going around doing shows to survive, but I do this for the love,” Kelly said. “But come on, at some point we gotta start supporting each other. Everybody supports every other category of music, we gotta start supporting each other.”

Kelly, who went on to complain about his lack of support, not only by music fans, but also his record label, concluded: “I want my people to get behind me.”


I suppose Kellz could chalk his lack of sales up to Black people not buying “real music” these days, or perhaps, folks just feel some type of way about hearing songs about sex from a pedophile.

Or maybe it’s just me.

  1. December 14, 2015 - Reply

    R. Pedi can kick rocks

    • December 15, 2015 - Reply


      Kick rocks with open toes shoes

      • December 16, 2015 - Reply


        Stealing that…

      • December 16, 2015 - Reply


        Or as I like to say: kick rocks in flip flops..same difference. lol

  2. December 14, 2015 - Reply

    (Along with the whole pedophilia scandal karma) R. Kelly’s music is just starting to sound dated. The generation of young folks who use their discretionary income to buy music ain’t checking for music from an almost 50 year old man singin’ about sex. Back in the 90’s Kelly was at the top of his game with major support from the black community, but what he seems to fail to realize is that this is the way the music industry works. He’s doing the same thing he was doing in the 90’s and it’s not working.

    • December 14, 2015 - Reply


      First RKelly is a pedo. 2. I love the insight of this comment. You are so right. JLo, Madonna, and others who kind of made sex a part of their act were not able to transform. Nothing wrong with consensual sex between adults but I think that you are correct. The young folks are the ones buying new music. Older generations have a nice collection by now. Prince and Janet Jackson have done it effortlessly. 3. RKelly is a Pedo.

      • December 15, 2015 - Reply

        @Prof. Genie

        And Madonna is just gross at this point. Can we just forget about all of them now?

        • December 15, 2015 - Reply


          agreed; but she must be doing something right, she tours regularly and cleans up ($$$), not a fan but just saying.

        • December 15, 2015 - Reply


          Madonna is just pathetic sometimes you have to know when your season is over and move on.

  3. December 14, 2015 - Reply

    I desire not to buy his album.

  4. December 14, 2015 - Reply

    Y’all really so against him but you still post on the BS that he does…hmm OK. I mean I’m no longer a fan of his like I was now that I know the truth. But if this is what’s getting people clickin’ the so be it…

    • December 15, 2015 - Reply


      Is this a jedi mind trick? If I am not mistaken….you are here too, master.

  5. December 14, 2015 - Reply

    The Black Community’s Creepy Uncle…

  6. December 14, 2015 - Reply

    Ephobophile. Still disgusting and still illegal and yes, it’s only a slight distinction, but still. I’ll take my lumps because I’ve seen other people catch hell for calling him ephobophile instead of pedophile, but if someone takes that as me trying to minimize what he does or cover for him, nope, just saying what he is, which is plenty bad. In truth, he’s always been gross to me, even before I found out he was a predatory junior high gym teacher type. My sisters and I never took him seriously in the early days because we thought he was trying too hard and took some pretty silly stuff and himself way too seriously ‘You remind me of my car’? Continue, poet. Then, as if the allegations, secret marriage and *that* video weren’t horrifying enough, he does whatever ‘Trapped in the Closet’ was. Not to say that it’s on the same level as all of his crimes, I’m just saying that there isn’t anything there tethering him to any obligation on our part to remember him with any fondness. “Laughing all the way to the bank’, sure, but does he know that people weren’t laughing *with* him? He wasn’t even laughing though, was he? I’ve never watched it in full but the bits I’ve seen, and the people ridiculing them to accompany said clips make me wonder if that whole saga was conceived of and completed under the cover of sobriety.

    I’ve never supported this guy, t thought his music was ‘blah’, he only ever sang about one subject and whenever he took off his sunglasses his cold, blank eyes would send a chill through my very soul. They’re one step below Rasputin’s– or Karl Lagerfeld’s (look him up without glasses, or don’t). Just go away R. Kelly. Go away, lie to yourself and say that people don’t want you because their tastes are vapid and you’re just too much music for them to handle, instead of the fact that you’re gross and repetitve. Go and wax your Jeep and just be glad you’re not in prison.

    • December 15, 2015 - Reply

      @Jo 'Mama' Besser

      GO IN!! LMAO….boy you can read someone…lol!

    • December 15, 2015 - Reply

      @Jo 'Mama' Besser

      You sound psycho…. But I bet you listen to a song he has written

      • December 15, 2015 - Reply


        If ‘pyscho’ is code for better taste than you’ve got well then, Merry Christmas.

    • December 16, 2015 - Reply

      @Jo 'Mama' Besser

      I love that I had to go look up the word, Ephobophile; never heard it before but was Aaliyah even 15 when he started molesting her? I was of the impression most of the girls were like 13, 14 age range. Maybe I’m wrong but whatever, I won’t ever support him but I had a convo with a brotha awhile back and he asked me why I wouldn’t go to any R. Kelly concert and I point blank said: He’s a pedophile. I’m not financing that shit. His reply: But yeah, he’s talented as hell and has some good music…I looked at him like he had 2 dude you have kids, what if these were YOUR children? I’ll never support this freak and I’m glad so many others feel the same. Don’t know if it’s just the nature of the music industry (it seems that most artists don’t make much money off of cd sales) or if it’s people’s conscience. Unfortunately, I think it’s the former but karma sometimes is slow to catch up so I’ll take it. Dirty bastid.

      • December 16, 2015 - Reply


        ‘He’s a pedophile. I’m not financing that shit.’

        There it is. I’m not exactly a fan of John Lennon, but he famously said something to the effect of, ‘What if someone declared a war and no one showed up?’ We don’t have to support people like this. I think she was fourteen of fifteen when he ‘married’ her and he was knocking on 30.

        Yeah, what if they were his kids? I hate that kind of attitude that some guys have that only see women in terms of ownership. That brotha doesn’t care about the dignity of women because he has no personal stake in it. Jay-Z called women every name under the book , but suddenly it became inappropriate when he had a daughter, and we’re supposed to laud him for it. The same goes for guys who will only stop bothering a woman after it’s revealed that she’s with another guy, someone else ‘owns’ her. Black Lives Matter really ought to be called ‘Black Men’s Lives Matter’ because they resolutely don’t give a shit about the women.

        I think that in turning away from the racism and elitism that characterizes mainstream feminism, a lot of guys decided that means women are turning away from rejecting sexism wholesale. When they hear anything that resembles feminist discourse coming from black women, these guys tell women that they’ve sold out the community to ally with racist white women, or that they’ve been brainwashed. Nice little bullying tactic, to undermine people into working against their own interests to calm of the shame of shouts about disloyalty. Heck, in this thread I was a called a psycho and effectively a hypocrite for not playing ‘ride or die’ for a rapist.

        I think the bulk of their money comes from touring.

  7. December 15, 2015 - Reply

    This ngga said he bust his ass doing shows! ngga thats a good job to be busting you ass for! try busting your ass selling working in KFC everyday or busting your ass cleaning bathrooms in the metro everyday. gtfoh. the money he makes from royalties alone he can retire off of.

  8. December 15, 2015 - Reply

    Its time to know when to gracefully bow out….his sins aside, the man made GREAT music..i agree with all of the thing is LET SOMEONE ELSE MAKE SOME MONEY…these artist have MORE THAN enough money….BEHIVE dont come for me…i’m waiting for beyonce to be sick of all the music that sounds the same…lets get some new talent

    • December 15, 2015 - Reply


      Dogfish, I’m sick of all the cookie-cutter music of today, but I cannot stomach RK. I just can’t do it. True, he does have a right to make money, but not one dime of mine will go into his pocket.

      • December 15, 2015 - Reply


        OH yea i agree definitely agree..

      • December 15, 2015 - Reply


        Amen Sister.

    • December 15, 2015 - Reply


      No worries, outside of a few songs I’m not exactly a Beyonce fan, either. Everyone can’t like everyone.

    • December 15, 2015 - Reply


      Honestly his new album is good.

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  10. December 15, 2015 - Reply

    I don’t condone what R Kelly did but I also don’t judge as for the album, garbage and I was a big fan of the man… Out of 18 tracks only liked 2

  11. December 15, 2015 - Reply

    So many people enjoyed his performance at the Soul Train Awards (I’m not one of them -he was on mute), he mistook that for broader support. Sorry but we don’t like pedos.

  12. December 15, 2015 - Reply

    He never adapted and still singing and dressing like a teenager. Kids today have moved on, and thats the way it is.

  13. December 15, 2015 - Reply

    Y’all love this man, Just admit it. ???

    • December 16, 2015 - Reply


      Nah. I like coming here because I don’t have to scroll through all the silliness. The points for nearly all articles on the site are well thought out. Even if you don’t agree there is a lot of thought put into the counterpoint. I like learning from others. This one is no exception. The moderators are excellent.

      But RK no.

      • December 17, 2015 - Reply

        @Prof. Genie

        I’m referring to the people who continuously post about him and talk about him. There’s love there.

  14. December 15, 2015 - Reply

    If he still put out that good music, he’ll get enough sales

  15. December 15, 2015 - Reply

    I can’t listen to him anymore he bothers me

  16. December 16, 2015 - Reply

    I think he’s out of touch with music today. He’s a very good songwriter for OTHER artists, but I’ve never liked him singing his music. His “I think I can fly” has a good hook, but the lyrics are just meh. And he’s made a ton of money off of that one song.
    Most artists are now 360 artists: they do everything they can to make buck – tour, events, Broadway, TV, movies, etc. He should stop considering himself just a singer.

  17. December 16, 2015 - Reply

    R. Kelly is not a pedophile by the strict definition of that term. A pedophile is an adult who has sex with a prepubescent child. Kelly is an ephebophile (the primary or exclusive sexual attraction to people in their mid to late adolescents). Biologically speaking, people in their mid to late adolescents are young adults. In many or most countries, people around that age are legally allowed to have sex or marry an adult of any age. I think it’s strange for a 30 year old man to be primarily or exclusively attracted to a woman of that age but it’s not pedophilia, which is deeply wrong and fucked up.

    • December 16, 2015 - Reply


      It’s statutory rape whether you make that distinction or not. It’s an arbitrary distinction the law doesn’t make. If my daughter was 12 instead of 15 I wouldn’t think his sleeping w her was somehow sex between consenting adults. Do you know who Jared the Subway weight loss guy? He just went to prison for years because of the same thing R. Kelly has been accused.

      • December 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Michael Lewis

        Statutory rape is a legal term. I’m speaking in terms of ethics (the philosophy of morality). The field of anthropology has taught me that people often follow a moral prescription as a matter of tradition or custom. Our culture effectively extends childhood all the way to our early twenties due to the needs of the industrial system. That is largely the reason why we have our current views on teenage sexuality. A fifteen year old female may be young but she is not a child. I merely think that R Kelly was too mature for her age, and sexual urinating is disgusting.

        • December 28, 2015 - Reply


          Your ethical quandary ignores the mental maturity of the rapist and his victims. The brain does not fully mature until 25. R. Kelly is famous, rich and deviant. His appeal to a 15 year old with limited experience is coercion at best and predatory rape more honestly.

  18. December 16, 2015 - Reply

    12 play album bump and grind summer bunny remix and Sadie. Pure classics.

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