As a radio personality with Chicago’s top urban radio station, Charmaine knows that she is in a unique position to advocate for the victims of R&B singer R. Kelly.
In case you missed it, allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of women have plagued R. Kelly for decades. Recently, though, with the release of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, people are finally starting to take these allegations seriously.
R. Kelly was recently indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims. Three of those victims were minors at the time of the abuse.
Charmaine knows “it’s time for the women in Chicago to let R. Kelly know, ’We know where you live and if you really are abusing underage girls or abusing women period, we ain’t finna let you slide.'” That’s why she is protesting R. Kelly alongside her friend Kendra G.. She tells the crowd, “Men need to know that we need to protect our females and our women, our black women. We need to be protected. So, if we are the only people that are going to protect each other then so be it. So save our black girls!”
You go, Charmaine!
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