Amid the longstanding allegations against R. Kelly and the recently resurfaced already-debunked allegations against Michael Jackson, Kanye West is speaking out in defense of musical geniuses, himself, in particular.
On Sunday, during Kris Jenner’s Sunday service event, West addressed the controversy surrounding the forthcoming documentary about the discredited allegations against the King of Pop, and linked it to his own public scrutiny.
“They want art from the artist. But, anytime they do anything erratic, they just gonna pull up full documentaries on him,” West said. “Then they gonna come with the Michael [Jackson] documentary. …We can all enjoy all their music all we want. I thought I wasn’t going to go there today. If we’re gonna tear down artists, let’s go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out the Lourve. Let’s take down all the art.”
Although Jackson had already been cleared of the allegations expected to be detailed in the forthcoming documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” ‘Ye used the opportunity to highlight this generation’s cancel culture, which, in turn, exploded into its own controversy. In fact, many believed West’s statements were in defense of R. Kelly, because of the timing of his rant. But, his wife has already debunked the claim.
“Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect,” she said, according to TMZ. “The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else.
“I want to make it very clear, he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior,” Kim said, according to TMZ. “My husband’s words are being taken out of context due to timing.”