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** "...AND SO I PULL OUT MAH GUN!"

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** [[Recap/SouthParkS9E12TrappedInTheCloset "...AND SO I PULL OUT MAH GUN!"GUN!"]]


* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Initially, when the allegations of his crimes came out, many fans continued to enjoy his music and support him anyway, some even going as far as to blame the victims. Despite the allegations, he still seemed to be doing fine. Than came the documentary series ''Surviving R. Kelly'', which revealed the true depths and extents of his crimes, quickly putting an end to this and ensuring his reputation was ruined.

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Initially, when the allegations of his crimes came out, many fans continued to enjoy his music and support him anyway, some even going as far as to blame the victims. Despite the allegations, he still seemed to be doing fine. Than Then came the documentary series ''Surviving R. Kelly'', which revealed the true depths and extents of his crimes, quickly putting an end to this and ensuring his reputation was ruined.

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*** "I'M FIGHTIN' FOR MY FUCKIN' LIFE!"

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** "...AND SO I PULL OUT MAH GUN!"

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Initially, when the allegations of his crimes came out, many fans continued to enjoy his music and support him anyway, some even going as far as to blame the victims. Despite the allegations, he still seemed to be doing fine. Than came the documentary series ''Surviving R. Kelly'', which revealed the true depths and extents of his crimes, quickly putting an end to this and ensuring his reputation was ruined.


** Allegedly running a sex cult (and then responding with the '''[[EpidRocking 17-minute]]''' song "I Admit").

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** Allegedly running a sex cult (and then responding with the '''[[EpidRocking '''[[EpicRocking 17-minute]]''' song "I Admit").


** The marriage to Music/{{Aaliyah}}.

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** The marriage to then-fifteen-year-old Music/{{Aaliyah}}.



** Allegedly running a sex cult (and then responding with the 17-minute song "I Admit").
** His crazed interview with Gayle King.

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** Allegedly running a sex cult (and then responding with the 17-minute '''[[EpidRocking 17-minute]]''' song "I Admit").
** His crazed interview with Gayle King.King, which made him look even [[NotHelpingYourCase less credible]] in light of the sex abuse allegations.


* OvershadowedByControversy: Even people who aren't fans of him know about his brief marriage to Music/{{Aaliyah}} (who was fifteen at the time) and his arrest for [[{{Squick}} urinating on an underage girl]], and his subsequent acquittal despite the existence of video evidence, which many found to be a disgusting example of ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney. While Kelly's career was slowly going down by the late 2010s,[[note]]Spotify stopped promoting his music on the grounds of "hate content", while his concerts were being boycotted and radio stations stopped playing his music during the rise of the [=#MuteRKelly=] movement[[/note]] the bottom eventually fell out in 2019 following the release of the Creator/{{Lifetime}} documentary series ''Surviving R. Kelly'', which showed evidence and accusations of him running a sex cult, his attempts to cover up his sexual abuse allegations, the backstory behind the trial, and having sexual affairs with women who tended to be underage. The success of the documentary saw Kelly lose virtually all of his remaining fans, with many of Kelly's collaborators (such as Music/LadyGaga, Music/JayZ and Music/CelineDion), and many of those formerly close to him (his ex-wife Drea Lee and Sparkle) backing up the documentary and regretting working with him publicly, a search warrant was issued for his manager in Georgia, and RCA Records dropped him publicly. Ultimately, Kelly ended up being charged with 10 accounts of sexual abuse. He also didnít help things by going on a violent, hyperbolic rant in the middle of being interviewed by Gayle King (and at the same time made King a MemeticBadass for just calmly sitting there and not appearing the slightest bit flustered).



* TastesLikeDiabetes: The overly sweet "I Believe I Can Fly" for some people.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: The overly sweet "I Believe I Can Fly" for some people.people.
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** The favourite of children everywhere: "I believe I can fly / I got shot by the FBI / All I wanted was a chicken wing..."


* MisaimedFandom: After a documentary of his sexual escapades towards minors was released, there were reports that viewers and fans streamed his music on Tidal and Apple Music. Some fans even go as far as to victim blame the girls and defend R. Kelly.

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** "Y'ALL KILLING ME WITH THIS SHIT!!!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]His outburst during his interview with Gayle King.[[/labelnote]]
*** "Robert." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Gayle King's calm attitude towards Kelly's behavior, which people found hilarious compared to his exaggerated emotional fits.[[/labelnote]]
*** The exaggerated crying he gives during Gayle King interview too.

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*** Which then leads to the chorus "I don't see nothing wrong... with a little prison time", alluding to his legal problems.


** The marriage to Creator/{{Aaliyah}}.

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** The marriage to Creator/{{Aaliyah}}.Music/{{Aaliyah}}.


* NeverLiveItDown:
** The man must have a deep [[{{Pun}} closet]] for all these skeletons.

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* NeverLiveItDown:
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NeverLiveItDown: The man must have a deep [[{{Pun}} closet]] for all these skeletons.skeletons...



** The marriage to Creator/{{Aaliyah}}.



** The piss incident.
** ''Music/TrappedInTheCloset''
** And now, allegedly running a sex cult, not helped with the release of the song "I Admit".

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** The piss incident.
''Music/TrappedInTheCloset''.
** ''Music/TrappedInTheCloset''
** And now, allegedly
Allegedly running a sex cult, not helped cult (and then responding with the release of the 17-minute song "I Admit".Admit").
** His crazed interview with Gayle King.

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* MisaimedFandom: After a documentary of his sexual escapades towards minors was released, there were reports that viewers and fans streamed his music on Tidal and Apple Music. Some fans even go as far as to victim blame the girls and defend R. Kelly.

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