The #MuteRKelly movement has taken the world by storm, with many people vowing to stop listening to R&B singer R. Kelly’s music after the Lifetime docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, aired. However, there are still some die-hard fans who refuse to let go of the artist’s music. One of them is Da Brat.
Da Brat, also a native of Chicago like R. Kelly, shared her thoughts on the matter with TMZ at the 2019 Trumpet Awards. She said muting R. Kelly would be difficult for her, as he was her childhood friend, and they grew up in the same circles. She also expressed her love for him and the belief that he needs help.
The rapper’s comments have sparked outrage among those who have called for the boycott of R. Kelly’s music. Da Brat’s statements have also led to questions about where the parents of the victims were in all of this.
Despite the backlash, Da Brat has stood by her words and offered a heartfelt apology to the victims’ parents, saying she stands on the side of right, and violating anyone is wrong. She expressed regret for the pain and trauma the parents have gone through and continue to endure.