Demand an Explanation from Kendrick Lamar for choosing Sick R Kelly over Black Girls

Demand an Explanation from Kendrick Lamar for choosing Sick R Kelly over Black Girls

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Imagine being a victim of abuse or sexual assualt and going online to see that one of the biggest stars in your community is using his power to keep your abuser from facing the consequences that abusers face.

In spring 2018, news broke out that Kendrick Lamar warned Spotify, a popular music streaming platform, that he would remove his music from them if they did not go back on their hate content policy, a policy that the company was using as an attempt to remove the music of KNOWN abusers such as R Kelly and XXXtentation. As the rest of 2018 unfolded, a video XXXtentation of confessing to abusing his girlfriend and stabbing others surfaced, and the "Surviving R Kelly" documentary aired disclosing various horrendous acts (marrying a 15 year old, sextape with a minor, grooming and holding women hostage, etc.). The brutal truth is that despite the rollout of new information regarding these artist, especially R Kelly, the public and those in the music industry were already aware of their horrendous acts. NOTHING was a secret.

This brings us back to Kendrick Lamar. I have loved Kendrick's music since Rigamortis from Section.80. However, he crossed a line that cannot be glossed over. We were already used to seeing artist work with and say nice things about the artist, while trying to distance themselves from his perverted side. However, Kendrick directly used his power, his affluence, and his money to stop R Kelly (and XXX) from facing consequences for being an abuser, for destroying predominantly black girls.

This petition is to inspire Kendrick Lamar to publically speak out on (1) why he decided that hit songs were more important than black girls, and to (2) finally come out against R Kelly. Together, we can send a message that you cannot be pro-black and anti-black girls and women. You cannot use black issues and pro-black women rhetoric to sell records, and use your power to help disinfranchise black girls in real life.

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