Nick Cannon is opening up about his former working relationship with R. Kelly.
Throughout an interview with VladTV, the actor and rapper revealed how he felt after watching the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly and what it was prefer to be within the disgraced singer’s Chicago studio. Cannon says that the studio was arrange in a approach that collaborators who can be cordoned off from others who might doubtlessly be held in opposition to their will.
“Once you go to his studio, you don’t see anyone else,” he defined. “If I might have seen some little ladies within the studio, I might have been like, ‘I’m out.'”
Cannon then claimed Kelly would go away a studio session for lengthy durations of time solely to return hours later with little clarification. He additionally says that whereas he by no means noticed the ladies who had been allegedly held in opposition to their will, he does imagine R. Kelly’s actions ought to’ve been condemned again when his most damaging habits was occurring.
“As followers, as the general public, because the folks shut round him, we bought to take accountability for letting this man that was tremendous proficient function in a approach that was simply inhumane,” he says. “Even within the documentary, the stuff that they present from the tape, like him standing over a 14-year-old lady and urinating on her—Dave Chappelle was making jokes about that. As a father with a daughter now, there’s nothing humorous a couple of grown man urinating on a bit lady.”
Additionally in the course of the interview, Nick Cannon commented on the 2 ladies who got here ahead in protection of R. Kelly, 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage and 21-year-old Azriel Clary, and says they’re attempting too arduous to be extra mature than they’re.
“Even the ladies within the Gayle King interview, they’re 21 and have been with him for nonetheless lengthy, you possibly can inform by the way in which they carried themselves, they had been attempting to be mature,” he says. “However I used to be like ‘these are little ladies.’ They jogged my memory of little ladies attempting to behave grown.”
In January, Nick Cannon penned an essay blasting the music trade for condoning the alleged disgusting habits of R. Kelly for many years. He additionally supplied his assist to Black ladies.
Watch the complete VladTV interview phase with Nick Cannon’s under.