Post Malone Addresses R Kelly Scandal With Honest Comments

17 January 2019, 11:06 | Updated: 17 January 2019, 11:21

Post Malone addresses R Kelly abuse scandal
Post Malone addresses R Kelly abuse scandal. Picture: PA/Getty

As the scrutiny around abuse claims involving R Kelly intensifies, Post Malone has addressed the situation with a blunt statement.

The 'Surviving R Kelly' documentary has seen R Kelly hit with a number of allegations of abuse, whilst a number of stars have hit out against him, including John Legend who labelled R Kelly a 'serial child rapist'.

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After French Montana was forced to try and clear up comments he made which appeared to support R Kelly, fellow rapper Post Malone has now been drawn on the subject and offered an honest assessment.

In a brief chat with TMZ, Post was asked about his thoughts on the situation stating 'He's done a lot of f***ed up s**t obviously," before addressing the fact that his former collaborators are pulling their songs from streaming services.

Lady Gaga, Chance The Rapper and others have all chosen to take their songs with R Kelly down from popular music streaming services as R Kelly's songs have enjoyed a rise in listeners following the documentary.

On that issue, Post added, "You know what, I think essentially it's the right thing to do, but it's not really my place," before being asked whether people should be rewriting history and adding, "I also understand he's done a lot of big f***ed up s**t".

Post Malone claimed artists were right to remove their R Kelly songs from streaming services
Post Malone claimed artists were right to remove their R Kelly songs from streaming services. Picture: PA

Other recent claims have seen an unearthed video show Nas suggesting that Jay Z may have been "indulging" in young girls when he worked in the studio with R Kelly, whilst an alleged marriage certificate revealing R Kelly married Aaliyah when she was only 15 also leaked online.

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