Apparently, being allowed to close out this year’s Soul Train Music Awards wasn’t enough for R. Kelly. Now, he wants y’all to buy his new album too.
The controversial singer recently took to YouTube to make a plea to Black people to support his latest record, The Buffet, which sold around 28,000 copies since it was released on Friday.
During the video, Kelly attempted to shame Black music lovers, telling them, “We gotta start supporting each other.”
“I bust my ass going around doing shows to survive, but I do this for the love,” Kelly said. “But come on, at some point we gotta start supporting each other. Everybody supports every other category of music, we gotta start supporting each other.”
Kelly, who went on to complain about his lack of support, not only by music fans, but also his record label, concluded: “I want my people to get behind me.”
I suppose Kellz could chalk his lack of sales up to Black people not buying “real music” these days, or perhaps, folks just feel some type of way about hearing songs about sex from a pedophile.
Or maybe it’s just me.