Yung Joc says that R. Kelly fans should not have to suffer, even if he’s a convicted sex offender.
“Why is that all of his music has to be banned? Why is that? Because it’s so many other people who have done things bad, been convicted for it. And their TV shows are still running or their music is still being streamed and played and sold… It’s like we get the harshest punishment, man,” he told DJ Vlad.
In September, a federal jury convicted Kelly of producing child pornography and enticing minor girls for sex.
“I’m not saying that in some cases it’s not deserved. You know, you earned that,” he continued. “I ain’t saying that. That’s not the case, but I’m just saying, we do get the harsher punishment. Because I ain’t gon’ lie, R. Kelly made some great music.”
He continued: “He made some timeless music and simply because of what he’s been accused of or convicted of, I’m supposed to just not listen to this person that I grew up through my childhood to my adolescence to my adulthood? I’m not supposed to listen to this person anymore? Oh, he did something bad so I’m supposed to just clearly wipe him out of my mind?”
Kelly was sentenced earlier this year to 30 years in prison for a federal conviction in New York on racketeering and sex trafficking charges.