Jamilah Lemieux

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. 

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Why I'm Skipping The Women's March on Washington [OPINION]

I don’t know that I serve my own mental health needs by putting my body on the line to feign solidarity with women who by and large didn’t have my back prior to November.