Wendy Williams R Kelly

Wendy Williams defended R. Kelly amid calls to boycott his music on radio following sexual abuse and kidnapping allegations.

On Monday's episode of "The Wendy Williams Show," the daytime talk show maven explained her decision to invite the musical genius on her show.

“I’m not going to even belabor the point,” Williams said after polling the audience about Kelly. “I know things about R. Kelly that I will take to my grave — unless he tells them.

“And also, Robert, it’s long been said and he actually did admit this to me, I was shocked he was actually admitting this -- because he can’t read, he can’t write and he can’t add,” she said.

“I won’t tell you about how he maneuvers through the world," Wendy added.

In a 2009 interview with Chicago's NBC 5, Kelly shared how being illiterate shaped his world.

“I don’t even read really and I’m not afraid to say that,” he said. “My cousins and brothers used to tease me, ‘You can’t even read right. How you think you’re going to come up?’ The only reason I graduated from grammar school is because I had a great jump shot."

The illiteracy rate is climbing among black youth and adults. 75% of black boys can't read or write on the same level as their peers in other races and ethnicities.

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  • Nikkiknows

    I hope I'm not supposed to feel sorry for this pervert, because I don't. All that money you had at one point...could have hired a tutor instead of grooming young girls...FOH.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    But he know write from wrong!! ??

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Well damn. I wonder how he's been getting by all this time?

  • Carrington

    Well, if he’s ever tried for anything, he can always use the fact that he didn’t know the law because no one ever sat him down and read it to him.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Over half the mf'ers that can read, can't comprehend.

  • Trey

    lets not act like a grown man with multiple income streams for decades cant literally read or write in 2018

  • Wreckognize Game

    I guess they are saying if a lady showed him a driver's license to prove she was old enough, he wouldn't know how to read it or subtract her birth year from the current year to prove it. Ok Perv

  • Miss Thang

    lol smh

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    So he busy chasing the ladies in high school, instead of learning how to read and write...talk about priorities

  • Phillybruh

    I got nothing...he's a perv.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    This completely explains why he (allegedly) preys on teenage girls. He's slow and he's in to deviant behavior. Imagine an educated, successful adult woman allowing an illiterate to pee on her.

    I can't...

  • Miss Thang

    And, what is the point of Wendy revealing this information? She is such a nasty person. R. Kelly is a gifted person with low moral character. It's sad but that's life. We have to face reality.

  • Miss Thang

    It's possible :(

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hey Carrington! How's Joey?!

  • MyaCompton

    Lol Wendy cant read majority of the time on her show bish be stumbling over and barely prononcing words that be right there in her face...smh! But she had the nerve to talk smack about Beyonce...?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Also I still don't feel sorry for him. His ass should be in jail...maybe the inmates can teach him how to read

  • FukkFolks2018

    Dear P Shaped Lady:

    I cannot stand Kellz. But I dont like you either though. Im never getting over the Blackie comment. Mind your own biz about this man's level of intelligence. YOU just keep being sure you wipe your nose after you pull your long Mask shaped ass face out of that plate of blow bish. And stop almost dying on camera so often. 2 times in 3 months. You about due again aintcha?

    I will keep you in my prayers. Okay thats a lie. Be easy hoe.

    Your sister in Christ,
    Me.

  • SpiceGirl

    because Wendall has no COUTH!!!

  • Blue

    Says the woman who passed out in a statue of liberty costume.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    This will not end well for him. Many moons ago I posted on here that I know a guy, contractor/builds houses, who can't read. He can build things with his eyes closed. He has done very well and you would never know he can't read, until he has to. I'm sure many people take advantage of R Kelly.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Where is Kanye on his fellow Chitown musician? If he is admitting this freely then guess what?

    His illiteracy is a choice.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Normally, i'm sympathetic to people who struggle with literacy.
    HOWEVER, Robert get's no sympathy. If he got the time & the means to scout, groom, and procure underage girls, he got time to learn reading, writing, and 'rithmetic! Hell, he could have asked some of those children for tutoring! Fugg him (and fugg Wendy for trying to make this perv a figure of pathos).

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    "i don't like you either though." LOL y'all are hilarious.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    THANK.
    YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pitty Patty

    This aint new news. He been admitted this.

    Word on the curb is that he used to have relations with his mama and that's why he so messed up.

    Dude sleeps in locked closet. He aint right in the head.

  • Pitty Patty

    He used to have people write the songs down when comes up with lyrics and melodies. Say what you want about him, but musically he used to be a genius.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    SAY WORD?!
    *gags*

  • Pitty Patty

    Good point. I'd used that in court!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    at this point in his life, it most certainly is!

  • FukkFolks2018

    R. Kelly has taken advantage of people. You shall reap

  • Pitty Patty

    See Floyd Mayweather.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • FukkFolks2018

    A whole ass green suit. Talking about she was hot and she sick. Well hoe next time dont toot no booga suga 5 minutes before you go live.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yep! he'll come out using them big azz words too!

  • NeverSurprised

    Oh my God!!! With his mother??.!!!

  • Pitty Patty

    Yes there was this long ass article in the paper here in Chicago about R. Kelly. It was like 5 pages. I may have read it like 2 years ago. The writer spent like 3 days with him in his Trump Tower apartment (the irony that he has an apartment in Trump towers) and talked about how he locks all his doors and has a pallet in a closet that he locks when he sleeps.

    There was also some weird shyt in the article about his relationship with his mom. It came off like he was almost in love with her. And not in adornment for my mom, but I'm in love love. I dont know. I'm gonna still listen to his music, just like I'm gonna still watch the Cosby show. His music was the soundtrack to my childhood.

    *Kanyeshurgs*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ignorance of the law won't save his sorry behind.

  • RaginB

    Is reading really that hard??? Sound out your syllables.

  • Tammie Reed

    .....but boy does he know his way around a bedroom! I do NOT feel sorry for him at all with his corny ass! I hope somebody finally does something about him and all his terrible allegations! If it keeps coming up, something is there!

    I remember being at a venue and he was up next to perform and this was not too long ago either! Girls was rushing the stage to get a good seat/closer look and I just looked at them all in disbelief as I made my way to the exit! People do not care about all the negativity around him at all! I could not sit there and support a person like him!

    I've been around him a few times and you can tell he is on something or he has a lot of demons cause his spirit wasn't right! He gives me bubble gut and I always have to remove myself. I hope he gets the professional help that he so desperately needs.

  • NeverSurprised

    What was the blackie comment?

  • Pitty Patty

    Sounding like Clifford and shyt. LMAO.

  • Tammie Reed

    THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Last week she called a black female audience member of hers blackie.

  • NeverSurprised

    I am Crine. ??????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Miss Thang

    There are some slow artists out there for real. They know how to make good music and perform, but they're intellectually stunted. It's shocking. One I can think of is Mr. Vegas from my home country Jamaica.

  • Pitty Patty

    Half of the men in the music industry gotta put their finger under the words to read. Its only a select few that are actually intelligent and have real insight.

  • Tammie Reed

    fish eyed fool!

  • NeverSurprised

    What?????

  • thick1tyme

    I caught that! LMAO!

  • Miss Thang

    Seeing how he lives his life, I wouldn't be surprised if all of this is true.. smh.

  • Tammie Reed

    I just fell out! I had to put my Chick fila soup down and laugh my ass off! That was so damn funny!

  • Tammie Reed

    ________________________________yall is letting her have it today!

  • BadAss Will

    Who cares he's rich. Wendy wasn't praising him... She said she disgusting about him in several shows so please throw him and this post away

  • Roxie Moxie

    That is the most important thing! lol

  • Dystaney Kimble

    Listen, sometimes I have to use my finger ... especially when I've been reading too long and my words start blurring together . Shoot ! I didn't realize this was a sign of some sort ....???? oh well ! Can't beat em' all

  • NeverSurprised

    If he is truly lacking in those basic life skills, God is definitely on his side, because by all rights someone should have robbed him blind by now.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh no doubt he's a musical genius! i've always been a 'casual' listener of his music - not what you'd call a "fan" - but enjoyable with good beats. however, i saw a special a few years back where he did like a one-man show that wasn't the usual arena type setting, but more like a full out production with orchestra and errthang. when i tell you this dude smooth belted out some operatic type vocals??!!!! i was blown away, you hear me?!

  • Tammie Reed

    Say dat! I catch people all the time! Or they will say, "oh I am on my phone I was just scrolling too fast!" NO, you just didn't comprehend what I said or you wouldn't keep asking me questions after I said what I said lol.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    U???????
    Chile...
    I shoulda stopped at "Dear P Shaped Lady..."

  • Roxie Moxie

    Damn! I would LOVE to be R.Kelly's accountant! I'd be having money deposited into an account in the Cayman Islands because this n*gga done signed away his rights w/o reading sh*t!

    I can only imagine the other artists who can't read or do math. Those jews having a GOOD ole time laughing it up; buying up all the Andy Warhol paintings up on their dime. LOL

  • justlooking

    “I won’t tell you about how he maneuvers through the world,” Wendy added.

    ma'am he gets by have hostages that can read. DUHHHHHHH
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf7ced64af9a40df000ee7d5576f8055e1be1c1ae51fa72eb9ac73717cab6124.gif

  • Tammie Reed

    you typed a mouth full!

  • Roxie Moxie

    It's what goes on now in some of these urban schools. Too cool for school, I guess.

  • Tammie Reed

    Boom!

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Too busy chasing when he should have been seated next to them in their classes. Learning basic stuff.

  • countrygal

    So sad but it excuses nothing.

  • Ryan

    WTF?? I don't watch shows like this and it looks like I ain't missing anything.

  • Pitty Patty

    He was robbed blind. Remember he came home to his harem and it was empty af. They took the forks out the kitchen. LMAO.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Maybe her husband's side piece can help him read?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hell I know folks got several degrees and dumb as hell ... Glass houses man... Fugg both Wendy and Kells ... Sick of the rock slanging from glass houses .... Wendy put dem pills down and explain that shyt to your audience .. Kells .... Fall all the way off... Your molesting azz is ruined .... Bow out gracefully or you will be forced to do so... The end

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    DAMMIT DUBB!!!!!
    I FUGGIN' HOLLERED.

  • justlooking

    I just busted out laughingg.....I mean loudly.

    HEY BOO

  • Dystaney Kimble

    This whole fiasco that her and RKelly has going on is sick . Since he is so dumb , I'm sure he won't notice a couple of 0's missing from not booking gigs . This will allow him all the time he needs to obtain a GED . He isn't the victim here ! This is coming from someone who was kept out of school from 5th grade on up (not by my choice) . There is still a chance for him ... but as for him abusing young women , they will have to live with that forever . I've been in those shoes too ! It never goes away . He's using this to gain empathy . Mute it ,Kellogg's !

  • justlooking

    @sandrarose. Did Emily B marry chipped tooth?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .... Cause he can't read okay ... Chile so over the shyt .... And Wendy love slanging with her projecting azz chile ... And Kells need to sit his sick azz down some place sick of these demons.

  • Blue

    oops!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Kells .... Fall all the way off...
    _________________

    not sure why this got me hollering.... lawd.....

  • Nikkiknows

    *actual tears* I need to step outside I know my coworkers are like wtf lol

  • NeverSurprised

    Not the forks!! Lol.

    But I was actually thinking about his bank accounts. It's difficult even for educated artists to keep track of royalties, recoupment and the financial intricacies of the industry. How does he have any money at all if he can neither read nor count?

  • Pitty Patty

    Lord have mercy.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I swear if I had a damn gigantic boot ... I would kick that one all the way off the map .... sheesh

  • Itzgoingdown

    The end result of liberalism. 70 to 80% of black kids go to the WORST schools in their city and state but liberals are AGAINST school choice! Family, it can't get any worse. White Liberals are your enemy. No one BENEFITS more from systemic racism than white liberals. It keeps blacks trapped in poverty and dependency while enabling white liberals the power (through black votes) to fight for their stupid causes. WHILE ALSO STILL enjoying "white privilege"... Good Jobs, Great Schools and clean, safe, STABLE communities along with the white conservative racist they tell blacks to FEAR and stay away from.

    Liberalism, Socialism, Social Engineering and the CounterCulture ideology has been a disaster for black women, black kids and the black community.

  • Kemi

    Trying not to care. With the amount of millions he’s worth, it’s VERY easy for him acquire literacy and numeracy skills. Too busy chasing the youngins! Fantasia and Mary J did it and are now a bit advanced. Wendy got no filter, spilling hot tea everywhere.

  • Bea Mack, Pro-BLACK

    I. Am. Not. Doing. This. With you. TODAY.

    ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "gotta put their finger under the words"
    ________________________
    you got my sides hurtin' today Patty! i canNOT! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b029c76378ea5eb0d17be0ae40b316f329298b08b0b47105020d3c5aaea4a82e.gif

  • Alextra Ballard

    Smh at Wendy taken up for the alleged pedophile. Kelz needs to take several seats. Robert is not the only illiterate/uneducated person the world. The Chicago school system may have failed kelz, but he had all the means in the world to rectify his illiteracy. Instead of out their pis(sin) on young girls or having s(ex) with the under age he could have gotten him some education. He can't write? I wonder who signed his marriage certificate when his as married Alliyah. Let me find out they outlined his name and he traced over it. So he is illiterate, his as still knows right from wrong. Kellz is by know means a victim. He just a str8 pedophile. Ain nobody stud'n Wendy,she ain been right since she took that fall on television. Somebody line. On most of kelz albums he writes and produces his own music. Something ain added up. This nugga looking for sympathy. This #Metoo movement is putting the squeeze on alot of men and kelz is next. Nugga go and get and education it's never to late.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • justlooking

    that what I read, so she wouldn't have to testify against him for beating her ass. CHILE.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile holding off on my gifs if ya noticed .... But I will bring em back.... And it will be epic ... ? chile

  • Pitty Patty

    He obviously has somebody around him that does his book keepings that actually cares about him. Or he got goons that scare the people that does his accounting to the right thing. I think its the later.

    I cant come up with nothing else.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    they think she won't have to testify against him if they got married (but is that how the law works where they live? because you know in VA the state will proceed w/charges against the abuser even if the spouse drops out) ...either way, it's her life, smh.

  • justlooking

    while I agree with some of what you said, Chicago school didn't make him a pedophile. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b9b345f4515302c6f7c9eee08ef9e991702d1c6bf7c5b9260936b871f6152ad9.gif

  • Pitty Patty

    He gonna kill her.

  • Roxie Moxie

    She always talking smack but we can see her skeletons coming from underneath the door. lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *Birdman hands* ROFL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bea Mack, Pro-BLACK

    We ? what you did there, lol

  • KcoolMuziq

    R Kelly had a VERY CLOSE relationship with his Mother. He was deeply in love with her. Like Kanye It really hurt him and turned his life upside down when she left this earth.

    As for Wendy she already interviewed The R.weeks ago face to face.

  • justlooking

    yeah, different strokes for different folks. Whistles.

    Yes, you are correct Nancy, if they have witness and the police witness the alleged crime or markings of a woman beater, they will proceed in some states. It ain't for this sister.

    Aint no Penile that good. NERP

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    well he HAD a good wife. so you'd assume that she looked out for his best interest (at least for her children's sake)

  • Bea Mack, Pro-BLACK

    ???

  • justlooking

    I pray that he don't, but she should RUN

  • Pitty Patty

    SEE!!!! I told ya'll niggas. I told ya'll!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    no penile and no piggy bank either!
    hail, by now she should have stashed away a good sum of money and been on her way, LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    they both got chipped teeth now....

  • Pitty Patty

    NOOOOOOOOOO! LMAO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!

  • justlooking

    I. will not up vote your foolishness, fix ya wig.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *goes to upvote for you*

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Right?! I can't see him trying to use that as an excuse because if he indeed didn't know things he was doing were illegal, he would be more open about them. When people have to hide what they're doing, it's because they know it's wrong.

  • Connie

    OH MY GOD!!

  • Sushi

    You are nothing nice....I love it...............

  • Rayne

    So he couldn’t go to sylvan learning center? Asking for my momma?

  • Logan Roberts

    At first I felt sorry for him when Wendy told this story. And then I was like hell no, this grown ass man, could've been hired a professional tutor to teach him these things. When you know better you do better.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Dammit! You beat me to the punch.

  • Rayne

    Falls out???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    exactly. plus, he couldn't have thought all those 'young ladies' at the school were teachers, LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he got enough money to have Sylvan come to him!

  • i troll it like i see it

    I can believe it. My senior year in high school, a guy I knew was asked to read aloud and he could barely get through it. I was shocked.

  • Sid

    She even refers to her child as blackie. On the episode where she talked about Phaedra lying on Kandi. She said it.
    Wendy Williams will get everything coming to her.

  • Rayne

    Ok

  • Connie

    She's getting more and more disrespectful to the audience. I need one of them to stand up to her one good time...kmdt!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    'rithmatic
    dead @ no 'a'.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I think Wendy Williams is content with burning in hell and that allows her to continue to be so evil. I think a lot of folks are actually.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • TMW

    Maybe this is an obvious question, but what does his illiteracy have to do with the price of tea in China, i.e., the fact that he is a pedophile? This is not an allegation - this was proven with the pee pee tape and the underaged girl. Are we supposed to feel sorry for him and excuse his behavior? Not.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    A colleague of mine across the room asked if I was coughing or choking because she heard me laugh, then cough and wheeze. I had to read the comment to her and she was like DAMN!!

  • Sid

    When I heard about him and Aaliyah, I always wondered how he got away with that?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Be easy hoe. Your sister in Christ,
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • i troll it like i see it

    I remember when that sick sex tape of him and the teen was being passed around and people were watching it like it was nothing. I'm like, you do realize this is child porn right?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • davine puddin

    Im not a fan of blantant sexual songs never was i hated r an b once knockin boots came out.romance and innuendo songs are okay like ll cool jay giggling baby. But doing it well naw ill pass. As far as kellz atleast he can play music but i think he took the rock star groupie bit to far

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i've never seen it and i hope i never will, smh

  • iWasteTime

    This blog gives examples DAILY!!

  • iWasteTime

    I clicked that link and it said 75% of AA boys in CA can't read, and a SR post. Clicked the link in that post and it said 75% of AA CA Boys don't meet the standard as interpreted by a "non partisan" group. misleading as a mug.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    The record label helped sweep that under the rug.

  • Logan Roberts

    I don't even no why he chose to sit down with her, because she is just itching to run her mouth about whatever he told her.

  • iWasteTime

    me either Nancy!! Me either !!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Logan Roberts

    Yeah I have to side eye her ass sometimes because she can be so messy.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Bwahahahahahaha

  • Kimberly King

    Sh*t...... He ain’t alone ! Baddie Bey in the same boat. He’ll be alright.

  • bhavana

    Wow

  • Kimberly King

    My heart lmaooo

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    "Let me find out they outlined his name and he traced over it.." Oh...my...hot...DAMN!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Alrightchall. New post on Trump. Im going to turn up on a Wed for my birthday. Yall be good *steps over Wendy's corpse on my way out bc she got dragged to the death in this post today*

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    You were just saying this! Hmmm...

  • Tammie Reed

    The producers sit there in the booth and scan the audience for weaklings that they know won't say nothing fly back to her! Smh!

  • JusSTOP

    This is no surprise. I heard him say it in an interview. He said he does not write his songs down. That he wakes up with music on the mind and he keeps "someone" around to write the lyrics.

  • Rico768

    Happy Birthday....in my 50cent voice...Go Go ITs Yo birthday shorty.....in my luke voice...ITS YO BIRTHDAY

  • Miss Thang

    I agree.

  • Miss Thang

    because they were married. she had her parents' consent to marry him.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Happy birthday!

  • Miss Thang

    i don't understand how people slip through the cracks. Like, how do you even get that far without teachers finding out you can't read?

  • Miss Thang

    oh god, this is why he's so sick.

  • Logan Roberts

    I don't know what kind of dark secrets he spilled to Wendy about his life, but her talking ass is ready to bust with the information. And why he went to her of all people I can't figure it out. Unless it's that guilty conscience.

  • Miss Thang

    you dont have to know how to write or read music in order to come up with lyrics or produce an album. You can pay people to write what you say and tell people how you want it to sound lol. Just like how you can choreograph without knowing how to dance. You can tell the dancer what to do :)

  • Miss Thang

    Beyonce did it too xD

  • justlooking

    Tickled

  • Ebony Starr

    Happy Birthday!!!

  • i troll it like i see it

    I have no idea, I don't know if people are developmentally delayed or nobody cares about teaching them. My mom taught me to read when I was little with a children's picture dictionary. I always loved reading.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    I’ve got so much for this.
    1st You don’t have to be “educated” to be successful...financially, professionally. This has been proven time and again. In fact, you want to surround yourself with people who know more than you...and hire them. If you’re the smartest in the room, time to leave that room.

    2nd Just because you have money and success does not make you a good person. If you’re deviant, it’s coming out. Rich, poor or indifferent.

    3rd I don’t blame black boys (or girls) of this generation who don’t care to learn to read and write white English (that was beaten into our ancestors), about white culture, from white “teachers”, mostly women. Learning these things has only helped THEM. Never us. So the fact that they intuitively reject it is no surprise to me. In fact it’s encouraging because their minds are wide open to learn things that are important to the survival of diversity in this world. The world culture is becoming too homogeneous.

    4th Yes R. Kelly is disgusting. He’s very talented. But his early work lacks class and intimacy and it SCREAMS “I’M A SEXUAL PREDATOR”! So yes, lock his ass up. But don’t forget about his white counterparts who are going under the radar because the spotlight is on him and Cosby.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Everybody knows the 3 R's: Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmatic.

  • Miss Thang

    he has a beautiful voice. he made me cry when he sang at Whitney Houston's funeral. I adore the song he did with Celine Dion "I'm Your Angel." Their voices sound gorgeous together.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    That’s what I would do?

  • Ebony Starr

    The CPS was notorious for pushing athletes through school. That's why he mentioned the fact that he had a jump shot.

  • Connie

    You'd think the backlash from disrespecting Suzanne would let her slow her roll, but man I cringe how she reacts when the audience doesn't agree with her.

  • Prettybrowneyes

    I can't ???

  • Renee26

    ???

  • Ni Ni

    Many people have disabilities or areas where they are weak in. However, they are usually gifted in another area which allows them be make it through life. Individuals who are blind are often gifted in music and so forth. I know people who have owned businesses who couldn't read (of course they had people to help them as well). Rkelly has an alternative to his learning disability, he is gifted in music. He is able to write songs in his head and sing them. His abuse was bad, but he allowed that evil (lust) in him to thrive instead of getting help. He still could've functioned in society with his learning disability without being a deviant.

  • Kemi

    Wow I didn’t know about Beyonce....

  • Vegas1989

    When you are reading these comments...Please I tell you...Don't have no food or liquid in your mouth. Because it will get onto your monitors and keyboard. I have had a total of 4 keyboards replaced by my IT peeps.....And I have four monitors.LOL BE CAREFUL

  • Miss Thang

    oh ok, that makes sense. so sad

  • Ni Ni

    Happy Birthday, ???

  • Logan Roberts

    It was alleged that she molested him.

  • Logan Roberts

    ..????

  • Vegas1989

    I'm done....I get to go home early because of this comment....LOL...I told my boss that my eyes, head and side hurt...and I was told to just leave and come back tomorrow....And it's all your fault and I just want to thank you because it's pretty outside and I'm about to go and pick up some things at Ulta Beauty......LOL

  • Logan Roberts

    Happy Birthday Dubb. By the way I love me a Taurus man ?. I'm a Cap, and Tauruses don't play about money & they love nice stuff & food . A match made in heaven sometimes. We just both so damn stubborn.

  • Keisha Hannah

    So I'm supposed to feel sorry for him? I think not.

  • Jennifer

    R KELLY has alot of issues which is part of the reason he started messing with young girls in the first place. Im 36 and from Chi, when I was in 6th grade, I had his pager number...Along with every other little girl at my school bc his roadie gave it to us after he came to our pep rally. He never called back, but we were excited to hear his voice on the Sky pager and left tons of messages. Now this was '92 or '93. He's ALWAYS had this problem.

    When he was in school, he was often teased for body odor, not being able to read, being big and goofy, etc. So what do super lame outcasts do when they can't snag a girl in their grade? They start messing w their little sisters friends bc they are younger, naive, but more importantly, oblivious to how lame YOU are.

    That's something that stuck w him throughout his life. Don't misunderstand, I don't condone it...I understand how he got there. He's still super shy, lame, and unsure of himself. He just happens to be a celebrity. His behavior will never change bc he's stuck in trauma.

  • Ms. Cree

    because he can’t read, he can’t write and he can’t add,” she said.

    So who is getting the coins for all these hits over the years?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow! this is a lot of insight into how long he's had this "problem"

  • pecancandy

    Wow

  • TMW

    Happy birthday!

  • Applebootay

    This is no new news......

  • NeverSurprised

    I'm speechless.

  • ebonics
  • Applebootay

    Stevie Wonder is a musical genius and he can't even SEE!!! SOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooo.....lol

  • NeverSurprised

    Happy Day of Birth!!! ????

  • Applebootay

    Yeah, he was grooming them alright! Grooming them with his....nevermind.....my scorpio mind gets carried away sometimes....#carryon

  • Applebootay

    You had me at P shaped.......now go home....LOL

  • Applebootay

    @disqus_wWEwvYzy2i:disqus I mean....it had so many levels to it...LOL....she should be taking a nap now.....that was way too murch...but I live for her comments.....

  • Applebootay

    The beginning and the end...."P Shape" and "Sister in Christ...."...

  • Connie

    Thank God you're baack! This is the you I know, loved and missed!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    My dearly departed daddy was a Cap. My mother is a Taurus lol. Her bday is day before Mother's Day this year. Both are indeed BEYOND stubborn. Listen!!!

  • SweetTEE

    Meanwhile, Wendy Wendell Bartholomew Orenthal Rufus Clyde Theodus Pookie Ellington Williams has YET to announce her sister wife. Damn RKelly creep ass.

  • Commentator

    I call BS on this. R kelly has been rich for almost 30 years he has access to the best education if he wanted one.

  • SweetTEE

    He should have access to professional whores too but yet here he is being a chester?????

  • Dahl

    Key words, “if he wanted one”...

  • Dahl

    Tee-hee!!!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I know things about Robert Kelly too.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sorry, but you're not making a lot of sense here. What does "being rich" have to do with anything?
    There are also rich athletes who only finished high school and got through college because they had a good jump-shot. They're very rich today (and they also have access to the best education if they want one) but they STILL cant read.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    A wife, girlfriend, personal assistant... it's not too hard to imagine.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I dont understand it either.
    I've seen stuff written by people with college degrees that look like it was written by an 11 year old. Sad.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    This makes me sad.

  • Jethro

    Because he was face-to-face with Wendy?

  • laidbackgal4real

    Damn ?

  • teather

    Illiteracy is not funny, first of all. It's shameful to state how much many of our ppl cannot read or comprehend what they read. Don't even get into spelling, two too and to. They're and their. And possessive vs. Plural. All this is to say it's not funny. We need solutions.

  • Jethro

    That's how the Quran was supposedly written. The prophet Muhammad was allegedly illiterate.

  • Fire & Ice

    You know what ????

  • Fire & Ice

    The most critical skill!

  • Myopinion4u

    Now that explains why he only messing with young girls. ?????

  • Tammie Reed

    _____________________________________!

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Alright, I'm a Chgoan and I know about R Kelly's illiteracy. But I would have more and be more supportive if he WENT TO A LITERACY CLASS (classes are free!) and TRIED TO LEARN TO READ WRITE AND DO MATH. He's 50 years old and he's spending more time screwing women than he is trying to get an education.

  • Fire & Ice

    OMG I'm at the park in tears ???

  • Logan Roberts

    Girl I already know. I came out the womb saying I don't give a fucck & I do what I wanna do?. Every man I have dated, I have drove they behind crazy. The taurus used to always say to me: you just don't listen. Lol.

  • Miss Thang

    lol

  • Miss Thang

    Beyonce never graduated high school. But, she did get her GED a few years ago.

  • the guest

    Liberals think ghetto schools are cute.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    *raises hand slowly* Um... Judge Mathis is that you? ?

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    This is oh so wrong.????

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Personally I think it was the times. It was the 90's and it wasn't like how it is today where information could be spread in a matter of minutes to millions or people talk as frankly about sexual assault as we do now. He met Aaliyah when she was 12.Married her by the time she was 15. He's a weirdo and if he was a regular degular schmegular guy he probaly would've been locked up.Smdh.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I heard the parents didn't know hence why the marriage was annulled.

  • MRiGOThim

    We've been knowing this since he said it back in the 2000's

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Awww Shug! Happy Birthday!!! ???
    (Mister's oldest 'baby' girl is 23 today!)

  • Commentator

    You totally missed my point. She crying like it’s an incurable disability. If he wanted to learn how to read and write he can surely afford to do so.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Steve Harvey or Floyd Mayweather can't either, but they shooo making bank!

  • Malcom Flex

    What have I been saying here for a long time? BLACK DADS MATTER yall better be in your son's lives HANDS ON in the trenches not sending 50 dollars a week saying your baby mama is a gold digger!!

  • Malcom Flex

    Stevie had GOOD MEN in his life as mentors: CLARENCE PAUL amongst others.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Do you even read the articles you post
    @SandraRose? It didn't say 75% of black boys couldn't read. It said 75% of black boys in California when tested on standardized test didn't read at grade level. Which is disturbing but there's a huge difference between not reading at grade level and being illiterate. Do better.

  • Jussjess25

    Sandra where in the hell did you get that fake statistic from??? Like where are these 75% of black boys who cant read in comparison... steady perpetuating lies! ???

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I don't get how his literacy has any bearing on his behaviors!

    He's like a Black Hef, in my opinion! Women are with him because they don't want to work or attend college, and hope they can fast-track to a career in the entertainment business or date and marry up!

    But, Hef was always revered. Holly, one of Hef's live-in playmates wrote a book giving an unflattering glimpse into that life of sister wives, or slaves (being told what to do)!

    Any parent who remotely approaches R. Kelly to help their daughter, should be arrested or sued!

    Any young woman being in Kelly's midst since the pee edition, knows about him, and wants to be a part of his entourage, point blank!

  • Sista~Truth

    But he sure can sang!! lol

  • SpiceGirl

    she can be very messy....I be wondering....those coins must be ALL that to do what she does on a daily....smh

  • Rhyme and Reason

    It's not about Liberalism, but is A CONFLICT OF INTEREST TO EDUCATE BLACK CHILDREN BY THE MASSES! Please watch Lottery of Birth!

    Even with School Choice, there will be "poor or underperforming schools," just like district schools. I researched this topic, and some very candid white administrators told that we will still have kids not performing, in poor or badly run schools!

    The Geoffrey Canada Harlem Kids Zone and other community based schools and other successful models is what is needed in big numbers! The total family has to be educated and participate!

    With "school choice" there will still be selected enrollment or lotteries of sorts, catering to the brightest and best-scoring students!

    We're CAPITALISTS, and liberals or conservatives are titles and categories to group or sway the sheep (the 90 percent)!

  • EScrazy

    Explains why he still dresses like he’s in high school...I’ve noticed that most of these pedophiles dress young..hats to the back brightly colored clothing sagging pants etc...Kellz too old for that bullshit I’m 32 and ion een dress like that...i hope they catch his ass and bury him under that jail for all the sick shit he’s done/doing

  • sunni_daze

    Which means they can't really read.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    "she heard me laugh, then cough and wheeze"

    I GUFFAWED!!! at work too.... smh

  • Itzgoingdown

    lol, true. They'd literally burn them down if their kids had to go to those schools.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    lol I know right? just crazy.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    and then there's that. I can't say nothing.

  • Trace da Ace

    Well damn....that is sad....this grown man is 50+, has millions of dollars....but has NEVER attempted to learn to read, write or add....I'm sorry, but I do not feel sorry for him. If this is a mental thing or disability that he has....nah...but still you would think with his fortune he would have made the attempt to get tutors, or something to try to learn.......my opinion.

  • Simone

    R. Kelly is playing the media and public for sympathy. Wendy Williams is his enabler. Many years back after learning of his sick obsession with underaged girls, I stopped buying his music. Do you all know or remember R. Kelly's body of work? He has won prestigious musical awards as an artist and as a songwriter (writer!) in different genres of music. Remember the soundtrack he did for the movie Life? It's incredible and he wrote all of the songs except a few. He can read, write and for the math, I'm sure he has a calculator.

  • Simone

    Don't feel sorry for him. He is a respected and rich songwriter, meaning he can write. He's playing the public for sympathy. Feel sorry for Aaliyah and other teen girls he preyed on.

  • http://www.beautyisland.org BeautyIsland.org

    5 Thumbs up!!!

  • Raymond Isiah

    After all these years of making money and still no tutor!!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I watched this episode and I'm so angry with her, for even asking him to come on her show. FOR WHAT? He slept with numerous children and she want to give him a chance to tell his side???? It's not like it was one child, who was manipulated into lying. It was over 10 different children (under the age of 18) who spoke up and two are on video. He's a pedophile and I don't think for one moment that he was falsely accused.

  • They’re ALL false God’s fools

    A retired black woman who worked in education all her whole career told me "a lot of it is the parent's fault." The schools can only do so much. If the parents don't teach their kids to value education then it will be extremely difficult for the teachers to get good results." In other words if the parents don't value education it's less likely that their kids will either. If the kids are out running the streets, or watching TV, or playing video games etc, instead of sitting at home or at the library with their heads in those books studying that's on the parents not the teacher.

  • Yoni7

    I went to Sylvan. Not because I couldn't read.....because I can, let's get that clear. Because it was something to do. My mama utilized everything that was passed her way for the benefit of her children. LBS

  • Yoni7

    IGNANT ASS! LMAOOOOOOOOOO

  • Yoni7

    VE-GE-TTTA-BULLLS *Halle Berry, Losing Isaiah*

  • Lanegra??

    That was a warning but now I am dead because I continued reading. LMAO

  • Rayne

    That’s cool ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you STILL over there?! LMAO!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you STILL over there?! LMAO!!!!

  • SG

    Right. I never watched it.

  • Yetunde

    Exactly!

  • parisjok

    stay cute because u just gave me a good laugh

  • Yoni7

    I can't fool with yall folks. I've already worked MAYBE 3 hours out of this 5-day work week. Take that back, FOUR day work week. I took a rest day on Wednesday. LOL

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i hear you. i had to "rest" on Monday. i got up, showered, fluffed my 'fro and was almost out the door...
    (then i realized i hadn't replaced my patio umbrella that blew away during the last wind storm.... hadn't watered my flower pots.... hadn't had a 'me' day since mister's work sched changed, Lol! so i simultaneously realized that the pollen count was high and i might not feel well as the day progressed, so i went ahead and called out for the day)

    #GoodTimeMgt
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • Yoni7

    I don't like you.......IRL! LMAOOOOOOOOOOO We're DONE! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Yoni7

    As you should. My ass laid in the bed until 1ish reading a book until it was time to take mama'nem to the dr. LOL

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, i went to walmark and got my umbrella... went to goodwill to get some things to decorate my garden & porch... lowes for spray paint for my goodwill finds.... and a few other 'fun' errands.

    *in my ice cube voice* ...it was a good day. LoL!

  • justsayin

    Always messyAss Wendy. All personal attacks. If she has proof, of crimes being committed. She should take her longTallAss, along with her evidence, to her nearest Police Precinct. RKelly has not been charged/convicted of any crime. Instead of talking/worrying about who RK sleeping with. Don’t you have a person closer to home. Who should be getting your attention....