Change.Org Petition Against R. Kelly And His Music Goes Viral

December 19, 2013  |  

Source: WENN


This past week, we reported on R.Kelly’s sexual abuse against underage black girls which was exposed (again) by journalist Jim DeRogatis. The report, which was made public by The Village Voice was, as they put it, “stomach churning” and would make even the most hardcore pied piper fan think twice about singing along to R.Kelly hits.

Once these accusations and detailed stories poured out about Kelly’s behavior, he, again for the umpteenth time, causally dismissed the news and stated he is a spiritual climber not focusing on his past. But BK (Building Knowledge) Nation of New York thinks it is time for Kelly to focus on his past, once and for all. According to their page, the organization is focused on sparking activism within the pop culture, technology and social media industries, and as such they want to shut down Kells and his music. Their petition against R. Kelly states:

We at BK NATION are calling on radio stations, video channels, music publications and websites, members of the entertainment industry, and men and women of all backgrounds to sign our petition COMPLETELY BOYCOTTING R. Kelly’s musical and artistic career until he is completely honest about who is, publicly apologizes for this behavior cited from many sources, gets extended counseling, and takes a very public stand and actions against sexual violence in any form. When you read the reports and discussions of veteran journalist Jim DeRogatis, who broke the scandal nearly 15 years ago while a writer with the Chicago Sun-Times, you get a full picture of R. Kelly as a sexual predator.

The president of BK Nation, Kevin Powell, is also asking men to create an alliance with their organization and  petition because he believes if they don’t, they will send the message that sexual assault is acceptable in any form. When petitioners sign, they will be asked to state their reason for signing, which will appear alongside this standard message to R.Kelly:

R. Kelly
Publicly apologize, get extended counseling, and take a very public stand and actions against sexual violence in any form.

[Your name]

Will you sign?

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  • Ouch*Dee*Thats*Bottom!

    I call for all men to say Fvck BK Nation and get off a NlGGA nootsuuk. They mad and hatin cuz Kelly was bustin up young girls. So. Aint nobody said SHlT about that 30yo woman and 17yo cheif Keef. Oh but thats Ok right? Yeah right. Nobody is cosigning these fvckin double standards. Eat a DlCK.

  • Lainey

    I wonder why no ever protested jerry lee Lewis or Elvis Presley they always messed with young girls. Hell jerry lee Lewis even married his 15 year old cousin when he was in his 30s and stayed married for years even got her pregnant. Seems like a lot of these male singers like them young

    • hollyw

      Jerry Lee Lewis’ career plummeted after he married his underage cousin, fyi…

  • phillylove1015

    why is a petition being created? His court situation is over he’s not going to be retried. The only person that will deal with him fairly is God and that will happen in time. If you don’t like his music or want to purchase his cd that is your right. If you want to truly make a point actually find someone who has been abused and be an advocate for them not just sign your name to a website and think you have done your civic duty and you are done.

  • Looks like the media is trying to deflect off Paul Walker

  • vintage

    All the rapists and molesters in the world we still focus on R.Kelly. Everytime he drops a album we revisit his past. We not the judge or the jury. No one was there to see what the hell went on. He had his time in court. Its over now so let him make his money. I don’t condone any unwanted sexual acts by the way and only sick ppl are repeat offenders. This has nothing to do with race. Smh

    • marshefen

      But he was never tried for rape, only child pornography.

  • ohnana

    This is so dumb and pointless. He will still sell thousands of albums and sell out shows left and right. Do something more productive instead of worrying about R. Kelly.

  • anonymouse

    r. kelly has been releasing albums constantly since his case……so why bring this up now??
    Folks wasn’t saying anything when they were stepping in the name of love or trapped in the closet…..he opened up the soul train awards in 2010 and got a grammy nomination for ‘when a woman loves’ and not a peep was said. People knew that he had married an underage aaliyah in 1995, but that didn’t stop ‘space jam’ producers from putting ‘i believe i can fly’ in their movie and from it hitting #1.
    Again, why now??

    • JustSayin

      Perhaps its the title of his latest album, “Black Panties”, and his documented history of removing them from young teenaged African-American girls and NEVER taking a public stand against sexual abuse/violence against women (whether he acknowledges his own past or not)

      • JustSayin

        ….And I’m not saying that he needs to acknowledge anything. Just that his music makes it difficult to believe he’s any different today – as an artist and a man – than he was back then. Same beats, same lyrics, and same $ale$

        • anonymouse

          so, it’s the album title that’s a problem?? all that I’m saying is that he’s never been in hiding and has been constantly making music, so why bring it up now?? because the album is more popular and raunchier than his last few??

    • hollyw

      Because, frankly, times are changing. Thankfully, for the better. He time was coming…

      • anonymouse

        times are changing? he released an album just last year…..what has changed in a yr’s time to bring this up again?

        this is about something else

        • Pickaname

          These stupid people just like to start petitions. Their silly petition will be buried in the news cycle, nothing will happen and life will go on.

  • debbie davis

    the past is the past get over it.Everybody make mistakes let that man live. That between him and God, judge thy not. should he pay for it the rest of his life. He not the only one but you guys just wont let it go.

  • scandalous7


  • Cat88L3

    Signing right now…

  • Droopy

    Why start with him, because he’s a celebrity? I say go after those we in trust to keep our kids safe, church. Kels make music, while Eddie Long was in a place to help changes lives. Am I say Kels is innocent? NO, but its been a troublesome problem in the church and with their leaders that they should be the focus of attention

  • hollyw

    Thank you Lord Jesus. Finally! SOME validation that what he did, and what the industry does, and what sociery does to a larger extent, is wrong and unacceptable.

    I remember riding with my aunt with that stupid “12-Play” license plate on her car, while she blasted his music, telling me how she didn’t care about his “personal life” or how he was “duped”, she will ALWAYS be a fan…yeeeah as the only granddaughter with 9 male cousins, and 5 aunts who kissed their azzes, that sent home a pretty clear msg that girls my age didn’t matter… smdh.

  • Trisha_B

    The media won’t do anything about this man until he messes w/ a white girl. It sounds wrong, but it’s the truth. If he was out preying on little white girls, the media would have been ripped him apart. But it’s little black girls, they don’t care….They crucify Chris Brown but let this pedo off. Nope, he needs to get punished!

    • Losh

      I have always said that… Everyone knows if he had f**ked Dakota from Stonybrook this man wold be UNDER the jail. Please, for our daughters’ sake, send a message that grown men are not allowed to mess with them.

      Also, the way he acts like he ain’t damn near fifty gets on my nerves, and I wold be happy if he disappeared just for that.

    • scandalous7


  • ❤♥BabyGirl♥❤

    People supporting this man saying he was found innocent but George Zimmerman was found innocent to. Will I sign this petition? Yes.

  • spann37

    I damn sure will.

  • Steven

    Screw bk start a petition on the Catholic Church and the pope. Start one on Ben Rotherberge

    • mika_meek

      Start it then.

    • hollyw

      OR all 3. Not a limit on how many pedophiles you can hold accountable, you know?

    • lol

      They overlook those pedophiles and focus on R Kelly.. what about Elvis, they love him still today, or Roman P, or Ben Rothsenberger.. is right, what about those perverted Popes and Rabbi;s and those Christian love them what about those perverted amish cult people who molest kids in the name of God.. when they make them responsible then i will sign .. other than that NO ! Only God can judge!

      • Live_in_LDN

        Great logic there…You only care about issues when everyone else ever cares about said issue. Wow, you must get a lot done…

    • Drew

      “Rotherberge,” though??? SMH

  • SunninCali

    Kelly is sick with it. I concur with BK

  • jdmann

    Kevin Powell assaulted a woman on Real World.

    • مالكولم هولينغسوورث

      he didn’t assault her she got scared and felt threatened that’s a known fact

      • jdmann

        She got scared because he threatened to beat the brakes off her. He is in no position to judge R Kelly.

        • MASADA


          • 1Val

            In one of his books, Kevin Powell chronicles his issues with women including his physical assault of an ex-lover. Powell unlike Kelly has acknowledged, offered an apology for his misogyny and sought therapy. R. Kelly is a male celebrity who is NEVER seen dating or in a relationship with anyone. Something about him is “off.”

          • Guest

            You are mistaken. This Kevin Powell was on season 1 of Real World in New York. Tami was on season 2 and that incident was with another Kevin.

          • Ouch*Dee*Thats*Bottom!


        • hollyw

          Uhhh you must be thinking about another Black man that was kicked off of RW; there have been several…

  • Kristen

    Better late than never.