R. Kelly's alleged misdeeds are being discussed at the dinner table in 50 US states.
This ain't the first time Joyner Lucas spoke his piece in a pre-emptive fashion, only to hit delete button as guilt set in. In a since-deleted Twitter post administered this morning, Lucas shared his unpopular opinion concerning R. Kelly lay in the face of adversity. "I know this has to be one of the hardest patches in your life right now @rkelly," Joyner Lucas opined.
"I'm literally watching the entire world condemn you and turn they back on you. I'm not saying you don't deserve it. All I'm saying is please don't hurt yourself or take yourself out. I'd still be sad," he added in closing.
Lucas was wise to distance himself from a subject with no bearing on his personal life; altogether different than his protective relationship with Chris Brown, with whom has a longstanding relationship lasting over 12 months. Nevertheless, Joyner's message to R. Kelly deserves an uncoding, for all its prevalence. It would be easy to assume that Joyner Lucas is actually siding with Kelly, when in reality, his position is relatively nuanced, to the point of ambivalence even.
The collective actions of a group preying on a single "evil-doer" become negative as a consequence of their near-sightedness. Joyner Lucas deleted his status updated because he could sense it was making things worse for all those concerned, specifically R. Kelly's alleged victims. Joyner would later administer a Tweet explaining his decision, in full-detail.