As the list of industry folks participating in #MuteRKelly grows longer, his list of industry allies is stretching its legs too.
Next up to take the stand for the proven sexual predator and R. Kelly is former singer and fired 93.9 radio personality, Lil Mo. Dropping in with her husband, Karl Dargan, on The Breakfast Club, the Long Island-native dished on everything to her hatchet with R&B singer Queen Naija, to the infidelity controversy of her marriage to Dargan, to the industry’s buzziest topic: R. Kelly and other closeted sexual abusers.
To not much of Twitter’s surprise, Mo said that she has a history of protecting said sexual abusers because of her loyalty. She segued into the conversation after her termination from D.C.’s 93.9 WKYS radio station. The “4 Ever” singer recollected being “thrown under the bus,” which is even more devastating for her considering how many necks she said she’s protected in the industry. “What it is is that I’ve saved a lot of people,” she said. “I’ve saved people’s ass from sexual harassment cases and everything because it goes down behind the scenes. Everybody thinks it’s just Robert [Kelly] and it’s not.”
When Angela Yee of the world’s most dangerous morning show asked whether she’d actually protect sexual abusers, even upon witnessing them in the act, Mo admitted to doing so. “Honestly, it gets to the point where you say I ain’t see nothing…because when that’s your partner, you ride.” Mo eventually becomes tearful, explaining that someone once told her that she should “pick better people to ride for” since she’s “always having people’s f**king back” but no has hers. Thus, Mo’s sentiments laid the foundation for her attitude toward Kelly as well after explaining that she was molested as a child and her parents didn’t find out until her appearance on R&B Divas. Without much criticism for Kelly and the sexual abusers like him, Mo diverted the blame to the parents of his victims instead.
“I’m very overprotective of my children, so with that R. Kelly situation, like what did the parents–I’m like, ‘Are you serious?'” Mo said. Upon the rest of The Breakfast Club’s deliberation about some of the parents’ choice to introduce and leave their daughters with him, she said of the young women who went to Kelly’s house on their own that “we used to say that means you was fast.” Still, she gives the parents 88 percent of the blame, additionally pondering “who was around to monitor” the adult R. Kelly and despite Charlamagne reminding her that he is the only person to blame for his actions.
The nearly one-hour interview made its crash-landing on the internet on Wednesday (January 23) for every disgusted, repulsed and disappointed member of the Twitterverse to see. And after hitting play on it, they’re returning to Lil Mo’s cancel button with a vengeance.
See their resentment to her Breakfast Club sit-down and the full interview below.