Rico Love Walks Back His Tweet Saying He's Still Listening To R. Kelly's Music

The singer-songwriter's new 'Even Kings Die' album seems suitable for the moment.

(AllHipHop News) The music industry is still processing the information presented in the six-part Surviving R. Kelly docuseries. Many artists - such as John Legend, Common, Tank, Lady Gaga, Omarion, and Keke Palmer - have condemned the R&B vocalist.

With numerous accusers and former associates claiming Kelly has been having sex with underage girls for decades and he's currently abusing women trapped in his so-called "sex cult," it's been difficult to back the Chicago-raised singer. Radio stations have even stopped playing his music.

So it came as a surprise to many social media users when Rico Love tweeted on January 3 that "there's nothing" anyone could do to stop him from listening to Kelly's albums. The songwriter/producer joined Ebro Darden on Apple Music's Beats 1, and he explained his controversial tweet.

"In retrospect, I realized that was very insensitive at the time that I said it. I can admit when I'm wrong. I can admit error," stated Love. "What I said was not appropriate for the moment. In fairness, I had not watched [Surviving R. Kelly]. I just saw people attacking people for liking R. Kelly's music."

The creator of the coincidentally titled Even Kings Die project also told Ebro, "If you're saying to me you want to change my point of view and you feel like you don't agree with the way I handled it, then when I apologize and say you're correct, then you win. That means we need to shake hands and say, 'You convinced me. Let's move on.' Let's not hold this over people years later."

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His music is still great. Unfortunately he pees on people. But he's the King of R&B.