There’s long been a debate about separating artists’ personal lives from their professional music, but when it comes to some entertainers, like R. Kelly, it’s very hard to separate his sexually charged music from his sexual misconduct.

Still, many within our community have a hard time letting go of the man whose music they often brag is the soundtrack to their own sexual exploration. And in an interview with Amanda Seales she delves into why Black people have such a hard time letting go of a man they know is so problematic. Amanda also speaks of her own process attempting to part ways with one of her favorite lyricists, Nas, in the wake of news he was abusive to ex-wife Kelis.

Listen to Amanda’s insight in the video above and tell us if you understand and agree.

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