With the various allegations about R. Kelly’s multiple acts of sexual misconduct, Common is coming out about his thoughts on the situation!
Since the release of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly,” there has been so much talk about what is really going on behind the doors of the R&B singer’s properties.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Common says that he feels like he personally failed the young women who are victims.
He talks about how he failed to listen to those who accused Kelly of misconduct and abuse stating that the black community listened to him as a singer and dismissed his actions because of the race of the women.
“We failed as a community because we knew these things were happening,” Common said.
“And instead of trying to be like, ‘Yo. Let’s go and try to resolve this situation and free these young ladies and stop this thing that’s going on,’ we were just like, ‘Man, we rocking to the music.'”
Being that they are from the same stomping grounds, Common shared that he feels the community failed these young women by not putting a stop to his actions from the very beginning.
“I’m guilty of that too myself because I didn’t stop and be like, ‘Yo,’ and speak against this,” he said. “R. Kelly’s from my hometown. At the end of the day, he’s a human being. He has his issues and we see that, but I can’t condone that and I shouldn’t be allowing that to happen. We failed our community as black people.”
Take a look at his interview below and let us know what you think!