The other day I had a conversation with my cousin about the (non-musical) dissimilarities between R. Kelly and Chris Brown. While both have been proverbially (and, at times, rightfully) tarred and feathered in the media for their fondness for getting into trouble with the law, what makes Chris Brown retain some semblance of likability is that he comes across as apologetic for his actions after. Whether sincere or not, Brown was able to take his latest controversy – having a child with another woman while still in a relationship with his then-girlfriend Karrueche Tran – and amazingly enough spin it into a somewhat positive light: he named his album after the daughter, , and even dedicated a song to her in between raunch-loaded party jams like “Back To Sleep.”
Meanwhile, R. Kelly is on social media complaining about how nobody is buying his album The Buffet (which only sold roughly 39,000 copies in its first week, in comparison to Royalty which moved 184,000 units in its opening week), and barking on interviewers whenever asked about his sordid past, as if he wants everybody to forget that six-year legal kerfuffle.
Anyways, Kelz was a recent guest on ABC’s long-running morning show Good Morning America, and while there he performed a trio of songs: “Backyard Party” (a song I actually enjoy), “Ignition (Remix)” and “Bump N’ Grind.” While this mini-set will not change the public’s court of opinion, at the very least they can temporary ignore it for those three minutes.