Sparkle isn’t feeling Erykah Badu and Taraji P. Henson’s initial comments in regards to R. Kelly’s alleged sexual allegations.
The singer says responses like theirs is harmful and prevents other victims from coming forward. Sparkle, who participated in the jarring docuseries, says the Black community needs to give the Pied Piper tough love, not unconditional love like Badu suggested.
On the contrary, Taraji’s comparison of the #MuteRKelly hashtag to Harvey Weinstein’s is senseless according to Sparkle because an abuser is an abuser. Period.
Press play below to hear why the former-R. Kelly collaborator felt Badu and Taraji’s comments were “disheartening” to Black women.