Written Sabine Demosthenes
MONTREAL – I am listening to the psychedelic song, Elephant from Tame Impala, while not enjoying the cold weather we are having today. (I’ve been in paradise, hm, I mean Mexico, for a week of sun, mimosas, Mexican soap opera shenanigans, the beach…. and did I mention mimosas and margaritas all day long!?)
As I read my Twitter feed, everyone is talking about R. Kelly’s CBS This Morning interview with Gayle King. I truly admire Gayle. The first thing I notice is a picture of a man crying, like a bad soap opera actor, claiming his innocence.
The things he said were so shocking, they put me in a coma.
We saw the tape Robert and some of us saw the documentary Surviving R.Kelly.
I clearly remember when I was a very young, 12 years old – back in the day, the Aaliyah – R. Kelly relationship was very controversial. Even then, I knew something was not right with this guy.
Damn, what is going on in this world!?
Kelly’s abusive ways were no surprise to the hip-hop world at all, but as we are witnessing, he was never held accountable for his actions. He was protected by a lot of people including his Yes Men Club.
Here is my equation:
(A*hole + $$ + Narcissist + Control Freak) X Stupid Fool = R. Kelly
It’s crazy to think that the abuser was protected and not his victims.
I am happy that in 2019, the abusers are being accused and more victims are speaking up, even if it is a really scary step to take. Seeing someone acting like R. Kelly, calling himself a victim, it makes me want to scream out loud, “What?!”.
Does he have any remorse inside his soulless being for any of the awful things he did?
I’m so mad just writing those words. I need to grab my cup of green tea and chill out for a second.
Here is the link to watch the first part of R. Kelly’s interview with Gayle King:
I just realized while watching the video, how similar his demeanor is to Donald Trump when he’s in a hot seat trying to not answer hardcore questions…
Will I grab my popcorn tomorrow part II on CBS This Morning to watch it? Hm, I will skip the popcorn. I don’t want to choke when I get angry. I’d rather have a glass of wine (oh too early for that, I will have some green tea instead) and focus on how Gayle managed to keep her cool while he was being so emotional.
Gayle asked very tough questions, but in a very respectful way.
Gayle mentions that all the victims have the exact same stories and they don’t even know each other. R. Kelly thinks they are all lying. In a very smart, non-judgemental way, Gayle repeats the same question to make her point – when you read the same testimonies by different women, it’s pretty hard to not believe them.
This is when R. Kelly lost it. He was, without doubt, playing the victim and claiming that he needed help. He needed someone to protect him from being overly generous with people.
That exact moment was the icing on the cake (one that I won’t eat, by the way).
Come on, Robert Kelly. Man up and face the music of justice.