Jada Pinkett Smith wants to know why R Kelly’s music sales are skyrocketing

Jada Pinkett-Smith. (Photo: Getty Images)
Jada Pinkett-Smith. (Photo: Getty Images)

Johannesburg - American actress Jada Pinkett Smith is really confused about why R Kelly’s music sales have increased drastically, especially after a docu-series about his alleged sexual assault of minors has been released. 

According to the New York Times, “The series, Surviving R Kelly, includes testimony from several women who accuse the singer of abuse, as well as commentary from Mr Kelly’s critics, including the founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, and the singer John Legend.

“The six episodes, each an hour long, cover the long history of allegations against Mr Kelly. They feature women who described being controlled or abused by him, often when they were teenagers, as well as associates and relatives of the singer.”

In the video posted onto her Instagram page, Jada is clearly upset about R Kelly’s music being more popular now, even after all the accusations of sexual assault against him. She says she doesn’t want to believe the reason for this is because black girls don’t matter enough, but doesn’t rule it out as a reason. 

“How is it that R Kelly's music sales have spiked (substantially) since the release of the docu-series Surviving R Kelly? I need some help in understanding. What am I missing???,” she captioned the video. 

Jada ends the video by asking for some clarity from her followers – saying that if she’s missing something, can she please be enlightened. 

Complex reports that although R Kelly says he didn’t watch the docu-series, he plans to sue everybody who was involved in making it – claiming he doesn’t know half the people who have spoken out against him and says they have a personal vendetta against him.  

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