We Don’t Need to Applaud the Convenient Apologies

As public reckonings like R. Kelly’s reach critical mass, former associates and collaborators make late, lame apologies

Rolling Stone
Jan 16, 2019 · 6 min read
Photos: Scott Legato/Getty Images, Prince Williams/WireImage/Getty Images, Franco Origlia/Getty Images

By Brittany Spanos

In 1994, a 26-year-old R. Kelly married a 15-year-old Aaliyah. In 2001, a sex tape of R. Kelly allegedly urinating on a 14-year-old girl…

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