Monday, July 21, 2008

R Kelly Gets Attacked by Black Leaders

R. Kelly has been laying low since his acquittal of child pornography charges, but at least one community group has not forgotten about the allegations that brought him before a judge and jury.

The Daily Swarm reports that a group of 19 male professors, writers and activists in the African-American community – including New York congressional candidate Kevin Powell – are calling themselves “Black Men Against the Exploitation of Black Women” and are urging people to “make a personal pledge to never support R. Kelly again in any form or fashion unless he publicly apologizes for his behavior and gets help for his long-standing sexual conduct in his private life and in his music.”

Meanwhile, there are rumblings that R. Kelly is trying to leave his longtime label Jive and sign with Universal’s Interscope…

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