B2K's Omarion hopped on Twitter to reveal that he would be muting B2K hits penned by R . Kelly after their 2019 reunion tour.
In a series of tweets, Omarion wrote the following:
"As an artist & a champion of the arts, I am moved to share my position on #SurvivingRKelly which I haven’t seen but felt compelled to voice my position on this very serious issue since #rkelly has written songs for #B2K.
"It’s important first to ACKNOWLEDGE that this has been an ugly truth in our industry for years and as opposed to dismissing it’s existence | its time to discuss it. EVERYONE has to be RESPONSIBLE. Many have bared witness to the unthinkable and yet have remained silent," he said.
He then labeled Kelly as a predator and said that he needed help, writing:
"Those responsible must be held accountable. #rkelly was both a victim & a predator & accordingly must be held accountable but also get professional help. His artistic genius inspired us all. His music is being muted by the darkness of his actions. The dark always comes to light.
"I pray that everyone effected by this tragedy gets the help & support they need to live a better life. When you know better , you do better.
"While I know our fans would be greatly disappointed if we didn’t perform those songs on #TheMillennoumTour , after the tour I am retiring those songs from my set list . I too am raising a future queen. #A.A.R.T.
(Artists Acknowledging Responsibility & Truth) Peace y’all. ~O"
R. Kelly is responsible for B2K's biggest hit, "Bump Bump Bump." Some fans are wondering why Omarion doesn't just cancel R. Kelly right now, but perhaps without Kelly's contributions, a B2K reunion tour would not sell nearly as many tickets.
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