Chance The Rapper Has Officially Cut All Ties With R. Kelly
January 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm
Chance the Rapper has pulled his collaboration song with R. Kelly from all streaming services as his final step in cutting all ties with the R&B singer.
According to Rolling Stone, the rapper's decision follows the final episode of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly where the artist said he regrets recording the song.
The track titled “Somewhere in Paradise” has been removed from major streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music but still appears on YouTube and SoundCloud.
The 25-year-old rapper came under fire recently after fans accused him of dismissing the accusations of Kelly's victims because they were Black women. He tweeted on January 5 that his words were taken out of context and apologized for taking so long to speak out.
"The quote was taken out of context," he began, "but the truth is any of us who ever ignored the R Kelly stories, or ever believed he was being setup/attacked by the system (as Black men often are) were doing so at the detriment of Black women and girls," he wrote. “I apologize to all of his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out.”
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) January 6, 2019
The Chicago native joins several other artists, including Lady Gaga, who, according to HuffPost, removed her song with R. Kelly titled “Do What U Want (With My Body)" from streaming services.
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