"We failed as a community because we knew these things were happening."— Complex (@Complex) January 9, 2019
Common feels he failed by not listening to the many woman that shared stories of abuse by R. Kelly https://t.co/c26tMuriou pic.twitter.com/OQBjFPCuRB
Common admits that he failed to listen to the stories of women who were abused by R. Kelly.
He and the black community let his victims down by glossing over the many accusations against the singer.
"I'm guilty of that too myself because I didn't stop and be like, 'Yo,' and speak against this. R. Kelly's from my hometown. At the end of the day, he's a human being. He has his issues and we see that, but I can't condone that and I shouldn't be allowing that to happen. We failed our community as black people. We failed as a community because we knew these things were happening. And instead of trying to be like, 'Yo. Let's go and try to resolve this situation and free these young ladies and stop this thing that's going on,' we were just like, 'Man, we rocking to the music.'"