After he seemingly defended R. Kelly and Michael Jackson in the midst of highly controversial sexual assault and misconduct allegations, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to defend her husband, Kanye West, and clarify his remarks.
Kardashian took to Twitter on Monday to “nip this in the bud” clearly fearing the backlash her husband is poised to accrue.
“I’m going to nip this in the bud right now. Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect,” she wrote. “The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else.”
West, a former collaborator with R. Kelly on the 2012 track “To The World,” was reportedly discussing the controversy during his new “Sunday Service” in which he speaks freely to a small crown while accompanied by a gospel chorus.
The mogul and rapper brought up R. Kelly as well as Michael Jackson, who will be the subject of a documentary called “Leaving Neverland” later this year that deals with allegations of molesting underage boys.
“They just gonna pull up full documentaries on him." He said, according to Complex. "Then they gonna come with the Michael [Jackson] documentary. ... We can all enjoy all their music all we want. I thought I wasn't going to go there today. If we're gonna tear down artists, let's go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out the Lourve. Let's take down all the art."
West has previously courted controversy for defending Bill Cosby as well as wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat on “Saturday Night Live” and declaring his love for Donald Trump in a bizarre Oval Office meeting. It seems his wife was hoping to get out ahead of the backlash to his remarks about the highly volatile subject of R. Kelly before it gets overwhelming.
In the Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly,” the 52-year-old singer is accused of having sex with underage women, keeping women as sex slaves and other assault and misconduct allegations. The accusations have led to prosecutors starting investigations into the musician's conduct.