A lot of people saw it, shared it and sold it. The weirdest moment in my life was when I was getting a haircut. Definitely one of my last ones, since I lost my hair in my mid 20's, and the barbers were talking about something or other. Now barbers blab about a lot of things. These men gossip harder than the stereotype placed on women. I mean, dudes talk. I usually tune it out and watch as the barber cuts my hair and hope he doesn't laugh too hard and fucks it up. Suddenly one of them said, "I have it right here". This was at Sharpstown Mall. Each barber left their current cuts to swarm over a mounted old 15 inch making sure to angle it away from the front glass entrance.
Yes consumers, they were watching the tape. Now did you catch that little tig bit about angling the view of the screen. They not only knew that showing porn in that setting was bad for business but it had to have dawned on some of them, if not all of them, that they were actually distributing kiddy porn. Once that nugget started to circulate, the evidence of the tapes began to disappear faster than they came. Now you would think that it was because these people didn't want to go to jail for possessing child pornography. Yes that was the main situation but part of them also were subconsciously protecting R. Kelly.
This man has had several accusations, appearances in court and all types of media coming after him from The Chappelle Show to the Boondocks. None of it stuck, once Aaliyah died it seemed like nothing would. Kell's even recently shared the stage with Lady Gaga. But in the 2000's this man seemed like a musical unstoppable force of nature.
Now that the Surviving R. Kelly documentary has come out, it feels like once again the walls are closing. There are a lot of people who I feel narrowly escaped the wrath of the Me Too Movement. Eminem, Peyton Manning, and for a long time I thought R. Kelly. Will this be the moment that takes down the Pied Piper of R & B? A name, by the way, that was the biggest confession to what the was being accused, in somes opinions.
I have yet to see the documentary but when I do I will post a Binge Review on the YouTube Channel. New videos are uploading every Thursday and Saturday. Stay turned. www.youtube.com/t3medias