People are apparently not happy that R. Kelly is a part of 2017’s Soulquarius Festival lineup.
There is now a Change.org petition calling for the R&B singer to be removed as a festival performer, citing the history of sexual assault accusations made against R. Kelly.
“Despite an endless flood of abuse allegations and widespread knowledge of his notorious ‘romance’ with the late singer Aaliyah, who was age 15 to his 27 years, Kelly has maintained a relatively successful career,” the page reads. “Stop booking this man. Stop supporting this man. There’s great power in having a voice. Let’s send a message that the music is not ‘separate’ and the abuse of girls and women is *never* okay, no matter who you are or how many timeless ballads you’ve contributed to the world.”
You can check out the lineup for the first ever Soulquarius Festival featuring Erykah Badu, R. Kelly, Ja Rule, Ashanti, The-Dream, Kelis, and more right here and read the Change.org petition asking for R. Kelly’s removal from the lineup here.
R. Kelly shouldn’t be anyone’s headliner ever again, #Soulquarius.
If you need the why, read below.
— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) December 18, 2016
Despite the petition floating around, people are legitimately excited for this throwback lineup to hit the scene.
Someone needs throw that ass back on me to the Ying Yang Twins then lemme get you pregnant to Pretty Ricky then call u a Bihh to Too Short https://t.co/40mZMaVgDY
— Emotional Shawty (@whatupitsmvnny) December 16, 2016
Fucking Ja rule, Too short, Ying Yang twins, pretty Ricky and sugar free this my high school throwback shit tho https://t.co/dy3vseuFi5
— Binge Thinker (@DatFooWilly) December 16, 2016
Mothafucking R KELLY / WILLOW SMITH/ THE INTERNET / DMX / THE YING YANG TWINS 💖💖💖💖💖💖 https://t.co/cACNEKAruZ
— 🎌Jonathan Delapaz🎌 (@yonniii_) December 16, 2016
how they get Brandy & Monica in the same place? lmfaooo that’s gonna be messy but this line up is great 😭 must go! https://t.co/lzPr2lSE3S
— i sleigh all day (@decaf4U) December 16, 2016