“R&B Diva” Lil’ Mo has come under fire for her defense of R. Kelly. The self-proclaimed “Superwoman” is never one to hold back on her feelings, often sharing extremely candid moments of her own personal life and struggles. Mo is now opening up about her feelings towards the troubled singer.
R. Kelly has had decades of musical hits and the adoring fans that they’ve brought his way. After numerous allegations have come forward with years of misconduct at the hand of the singer, it’s been easy for many to #MuteRKelly, but extremely hard for some of his diehard supporters.
Lil’ Mo, real name Cynthia Loving, would go on to make an appearance on The Breakfast Club and would begin to make some stunning revelations. “I’m so detached from reality, I don’t be giving a f—,” she said as it pertains to a lot of the criticism and backlash she receives on social media. “I think this industry has not only made me heartless, emotionless.”
Her comments would help to explain her feelings toward the “Bump ’N Grind” singer and the public’s attempts to mute him. “Why now?” “Who raised the people?” she asked.
Mo shared with the radio show hosts that she had been [touched] in the past and that her parents had no knowledge of it until watching the reality show R&B Divas. After giving her explanation, she also shared that she would not be participating in the cries of condemnation toward Kelly.
“He helped a bucket list dream of mine come true, I’d never been to [Dr.] Dre’s before,” she said. “I refuse to allow this industry or anybody to taint his legacy. You mean to tell me that somebody is all of a sudden this monster? Don’t do that. If something happens to the head of the house, the rest of the family struggles and suffers.”
Mo continued, “I’m not gonna let anybody go out as an abuser. It’s nobody’s business.” She didn’t stop there. Elsewhere in the interview, Mo shared that she has protected other alleged artists from similar cases.
“I’ve saved a lot of people,” she stated. “What it is, I’ve save[d] people a** from cases and everything. Because it goes down behind the scenes. Everybody thinks it’s just Robert [R. Kelly] and it’s not! So I’ve saved people from a lot… Honestly, it gets to the point where people are like, ‘I ain’t see nothing.’ Like what is y’all doing, they know what goes on in the industry.”
Of course, fans on social media began to call for the immediate cancellation of the singer. “I forgot to say this… can we leave Lil Mo in 2001,” tweeted one user on Twitter. “Why is Lil Mo trending back in 2019, oh it’s because she is defending R Kelly,” another person on Twitter said. “Typical, gone [sic] back to 2000 with that BS.”
I forgot to say this… Can we leave Lil Mo’ in 2001?— Uncle Melly (@MellyJB) January 23, 2019
Check out the full interview below. Comments on R. Kelly begin around the 35 minute mark.