Watch — Jada Pinkett Smith Is Upset With R. Kelly's Surge In Record Sales
Jada Pinkett Smith took to her social media on Sunday to explain her confusion over why R. Kelly's record sales and streams have spiked since the six-part documentary about his alleged sexual and physical abuse against several women was televised. Read on for all the details.
The documentary Surviving R. Kelly aired on Lifetime over the weekend over the course of three days.
Several women came forward with allegations that the R&B singer sexually abused them when they were underage.
Rolling Stone reported on Sunday that R. Kelly's music sales and streams have significantly increased since the documentary began to air.
This left Jada upset and confused, and she vented about it on her social media Sunday afternoon.
"So I got an article this morning about how R. Kelly’s music sales and his streams have spiked substantially since the release of Surviving R. Kelly docuseries," she said. "And I’m having a really difficult time understanding why. But I think it’s important that I understand why."
"I really would like for you guys to help me understand what I’m missing," she continued. "Even if I’m missing something that I don’t necessarily agree with, I just wanna understand what I’m missing. So if you could sound off below, that’d be great."
Jada then told her followers that she would like to continue the conversation on her Facebook Live Wednesday before finishing up with "I really don’t want to believe that it’s because black girls don’t matter enough. Or is that the reason? So let me know. Happy Sunday."
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