R. Kelly

R. Kelly dressed in red leather and black sequins

Seriously, Why Are Some of Us Still Defending R. Kelly?

The explosive Buzzfeed piece about R. Kelly running a “cult” of young women whom he abuses and controls has triggered familiar defenses from fans. Jamilah Lemieux calls bulls**t on all of them. 

R. Kelly's Ex-Wife Has the Most Wonderful Things to Say About Their Transgender Son

“All I can say about Jay is he makes it so easy to be a proud mom.”

Coverage of R. Kelly's Transgender Son Exposes Media Blindspots

Jay, 14, was outed by Atlanta-area bloggers.