Does R. Kelly’s music mean something different to younger music critics and self-proclaimed “pop omnivores?” How do they balance discussion of his art and his actions? And why do they think their peers in the Pitchfork audience have embraced this musician? Simon Vozick-Levinson is an associate editor at Rolling Stone whose work also has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and The Boston Phoenix.
Editor’s note: This story was originally published in the Chicago Sun-Times on Dec. 21, 2000. Chicago singer and songwriter R. Kelly used his position of fame and influence as a pop superstar to meet girls as young as 15 and have sex with them, according to court records and interviews. The author of “I Believe I Can Fly” met two of the girls on a return visit to Hyde Park’s Kenwood Academy where he got his start, one of the girls said. The girls were singing in the choir.
R. Kelly holding young women in a 'cult' Watch TSR Community Team Thread Starter Online 3 A big article in making waves in the online world today about an investigation by Jim DeRogatis, published by BuzzFeed News, where he reports that several parents have told police that rapper R. Kelly is keeping several young women in a cult.
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