I’m starting to reconcile myself to the fact that I actually still enjoy a number of R. Kelly songs, but it is while listening to his exhortations at the beginning of the "Step in the Name of Love" remix that I have trouble accepting. Mr. Kelly describes himself to his audience as the "Pied Piper of R&B". I know it’s nothing new, but it just seems, well, fucked up.
Now, I don’t mean to judge harshly a man who’s into videotaped pedophilic golden showers, but perhaps, of all the folkloric sobriquets which one could adopt, a persona associated with the use of music to lead children away might not be the best possible choice. Speaking stricly from a branding perspective, of course.
I’m just sayin’.