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#MuteRKelly: Should We Separate The Art From The Artist?

The #MuteRKelly movement was started by Oronike Odeleye and Kenyette Barnes in 2017. The two women were frustrated by the inattention to the disturbing allegations against R. Kelly.

Allegations range from running a sex cult, pedophilia, child pornography, predatory behavior, physical, emotional and psychological abuse.

But in more than two decades of persistent allegations, the R&B star at the center of them, R. Kelly, has never been convicted of a crime, and in no meaningful way has his career suffered.

The #MuteRKelly campaign to punish him legally and commercially hopes to change that, receiving new life in recent days after a widely watched Lifetime documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly,” devoted six episodes to his history with women.


Why #muteRKelly? Can we separate the Art from the artist?

99FM spoke to Activist, Alna Dall from Namibia Coalition against Gender Based Violence and Award-winning Rapper Kp Illest on the matter.