(AllHipHop News) R. Kelly was a trending topic on social media yesterday. The online attention was the result of the R&B singer releasing a 19-minute song that confronted the many controversies and accusations connected to his three-decade career.
Despite admitting on the track he "made some mistakes," many people are still not embracing the accused pedophile. The #MuteRKelly movement is moving forward with its goal to get the music industry to stop supporting Kelly. A Care2 petition is seeking more backers in an effort to mute the "Bump n' Grind" vocalist.
"R. Kelly released a new song that directly addresses his sexual abuse allegations. In reaction to the new song, Care2, is renewing its call for Sony Music, RCA Records, Ticketmaster, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, radio stations, and all other entities currently playing his music, hosting or promoting his events or doing business with R. Kelly to cut ties with him immediately," reads a statement from a representative of the petition creators.
Over 71,000 people have already signed the petition. The current goal is 75,000 signees. Some Twitter users also took issue with Kelly's "I Admit." Public figures such as Questlove, Talib Kweli, Robin Thede, and Toure shared their thoughts on the matter via the social media platform.