Jada Pinkett Smith is as confused as the rest of us why R. Kelly music saw a spike in streaming after Lifetime aired their new docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. Multiple reports have confirmed that R. Kelly‘s music on Spotify saw a big jump in streaming after the documentary was premiered last week. Celebrities are now boycotting the R&B legend in droves, and Jada Pinkett Smith has been particularly vocal after watching the film with her daughter Willow.
In a video clip posted on her Instagram, Jada opened up about how disturbed she is after learning about the sudden rise in streaming. “So I got an article this morning that R. Kelly streams have spiked substantially since the release of Surviving R. Kelly docuseries and I’m having a really difficult time understanding why,” She said in the clip.
She continues, “I think it’s important that I understand why. I really would like for you guys to help me understand what I’m missing, even if I’m missing something that I don’t necessarily agree with. I just wanna understand what I’m missing.”
Perhaps some fans got curious to hear what his music sound like or they just wanted a reminder. There is no denying that R. Kelly is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter, but can you look past his character when it comes to the allegations of him abusing underage girls and consume his music?