Tank is the latest artist to give their take on the R. Kelly situation after the documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ aired on Lifetime.
Via Instagram, Tank said “A lot of artists, songwriters, producers, record execs, etc are very confused as to how to respond to what they’ve seen and heard. We’ve all been inspired by this man. We’ve all been witnesses to his musical genius. We have shaped and molded talent we sign after his musical image. We’ve invested so much of ourselves into this man that it’s hard for us to let go. I no longer have that issue. I wholeheartedly apologize for not coming to this realization sooner. I CAN'T separate the music from the monster! My 3 black daughters won’t let me.”
He continued on “What hurts even more are the facilitators around him. His team, his record company, the promoters, the radio stations! There has to be a line drawn. Enough has to be enough at some point. Who are we saying is worth protecting if we let this continue? I choose the lives of these young black girls! I’m sick to my stomach! Let me also say this! There are more men guilty of these crimes! Let's make sure none of them slip through the cracks every again! You are no king because kings don’t treat queens like this!”