- Mar 21, 2012
On June 26, 2012, R. Kelly released his smash 11th album, Write Me Back. On June 28, 2012, his memoir, Soulacoaster was released. I have both. I listened to the cd--LOVED IT; and read the book in 1 day.
My summary: after reading the book, my initial response to what was discussed by R. Kelly in the book was not surprising, he talked about his childhood, his dyslexia, his marriage/divorce to the mother of his children, the Best of Both World's tour fiasco, etc., but like most people, I wanted to hear what he had to say about the sex tape trial allegations. Although he was acquitted in 2008 of all 12 charges; there were many things the public was not being informed about: The "surprise" witness for the case NEVER SHOWED UP. The prosecution's case blew up when the star witness' own family members stated that it was not her in the video. Add to that, a known extortionists making accusations against Kelly. Then on top of that, most of the other witnesses were considered hostile because, guess what? They were all fired for incompetence or were mad at R. Kelly because he would loan them money or give them favors.
Now after getting this information, it made more sense to me.
I'm not R. Kelly's judge--neither is the public. However, I have been a fan for the entirety of his career. His talent must be recognized.
I will let God judge him.
I read this book with objectivity and walked away satisfied that R. Kelly was telling the truth.