Future Says R. Kelly Is Getting Too Much Attention; Protests Breakout In Chicago

Should the public just ignore the many accusations against the self-described "Pied Piper of R&B"?

(AllHipHop News) The fallout from Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly continues to play out. With an immeasurable amount of headlines covering the 52-year-old singer's alleged three-decades worth of crimes against teenage girls and young women, one of his former collaborators suggested people need to move on from the Robert Kelly accusations.

Future appeared on Power 106's The Cruz Show, and the Atlanta-bred rapper was questioned about potentially working with Kelly again. The two artists teamed up on "Parachute" off Future's 2012 album Pluto and “Tear It Up” off R. Kelly's 2013 album Black Panties.

"Man, who is that? I thought we had forgot about that," responded Future when Cruz asked him about recording a track with R. Kelly. "We’re giving it too much attention. When you give things too much attention, they blow up.”

The Freebandz frontman continued, "That’s why his music gonna do what it did 'cause y’all keep talking about it. Stop talking about it and it’ll go away.” Future was seemingly referring to reports that R. Kelly's music saw an increase in streaming numbers after the premiere of Surviving R. Kelly.

Even though Future implied that people need to halt their outrage directed at the embattled singer, prosecutors and activists are looking to advance the public pressure on Kelly. Authorities in Illinois and Georgia are reportedly interested in opening investigations into mental and physical abuse accusations in the respective states.

In Surviving R. Kelly, the parents of Azriel Clary were filmed trying to get access to a Chicago recording studio where their daughter was said to be kept as punishment for disobeying R. Kelly. Timothy Savage insists his daughter, Jocelyn Savage, is another woman being abused as part of Kelly's so-called "sex cult."

This week, protesters held a march in front of a studio allegedly connected to R. Kelly. The demonstrators chanted "Azriel, we love you" and "Jocelyn, we love you" as they walked down the sidewalk outside the building. R. Kelly and his legal team have denied all allegations against him.

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