As artists proceed to share their ideas on the gut-wrenching six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, on Tuesday (Jan. eight), TMZ caught up with Common to talk on the allegations pinned towards his fellow Chicago-bred artist.
"We failed as a neighborhood as a result of we knew this stuff had been taking place," Common informed TMZ. "And as a substitute attempting to be like, 'Yo. Let's go and attempt to resolve this case and free these younger women and cease this factor that's happening,' we had been similar to, 'Man, we rocking to the music.'"
Common additionally took accountability for remaining mum himself and for not talking on these points sooner. "I'm responsible that too myself as a result of I didn't cease and be like, 'Yo!' and communicate towards this," he opined. "R. Kelly's from my hometown. At the tip the day, he's a human being. He has his points and we see that, however I can't condone that and I shouldn't be permitting that to occur. We failed our neighborhood as black individuals."
Since the finale Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly, a lengthy checklist celebrities have candidly expressed their ideas towards the troubled star. Some Kelly's contemporaries, corresponding to Ne-Yo, Tank and Omarion, have chosen to face towards him in assist the alleged victims featured within the documentary. On Sunday, Omarion introduced on Twitter that he would not carry out any songs written by R. Kelly following B2K's reunion tour.
"While I do know our followers can be drastically disenchanted if we didn’t carry out these songs on #TheMillennoumTour, after the tour I’m retiring these songs from my set checklist. I too am elevating a future queen. #A.A.R.T. (Artists Acknowledging Responsibility & Truth) Peace y’all." he wrote.
Watch Common's interview with TMZ under.