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R&B veteran Tank is done supporting R. Kelly. The crooner has stepped up to explain his inability to pull through and defend the fellow singer following the airing of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries.

Tank went to Instagram Sunday (January 6) to apologize to his fans for taking so long to come to his senses about not supporting Kells anymore.

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I lot of artists, song writers, producers, record execs, etc are very confused as to how to respond to what they’ve seen and heard. We’ve all been inspired by this man. We’ve all been witnesses to his musical genius. We have shaped and molded talent we sign after his musical image. We’ve invested so much of ourselves into this man that it’s hard for us to let go. I no longer have that issue. I whole heartedly apologize for not coming to this realization sooner. I CANOT separate the music from the monster! My 3 black daughters won’t let me. What hurts even more are the facilitators around him. His team, his record company, the promoters, the radio stations! There has to be a line drawn. Enough has to be enough at some point. Who are we saying is worth protecting if we let this continue? I choose the lives of these young black girls! I’m sick to my stomach! Let me also say this! There are more men guilty of these crimes! Lets make sure none of them slip through the cracks every again! You are no king because kings don’t treat queens like this! #RnBMoney #TheGeneral

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This weekend, hip-hop star Meek Mill explained his disinterest in supporting Kells.

Over the last 24 hours, Dipset’s Cam’ron has dragged late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner down to Kelly’s level amid the underage drama.

Despite the controversy surrounding it, Lifetime’s must-watch series has brought in historic ratings.

The premiere of Lifetime’s much-talked-about docuseries Surviving R. Kelly drew 1.9 million total viewers Thursday night, marking Lifetime’s best performance in more than two years in all key demos, and amid a flurry of attention on social media. The docuseries drew 1.2 million among adults 25-54, 1.1 million adults 18-49, 837,000 women 25-54 and 767,000 women 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research. The docuseries also ranked as Lifetime’s best unscripted performance in more than three years in all key demos. (Deadline)