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If you haven’t been following the news lately, singer R. Kelly was jailed last month on account of numerous sexual abuse charges against him. We’re not going to go into the exact details of those charges, but we’ll let you read a bit about them for yourself here.
CBS aired an interview with R. Kelly on Tuesday morning, during which he vehemently denied the allegations, screamed into the camera and began crying in an attempt to save his reputation. So, did he commit the acts he’s been trying so hard to cover up? Well, we’ll let you judge that for yourself.
And of course, absolutely no scandal is ever free from a copious number of memes, which we’ve compiled for you below! Enjoy!
The newest scandal involving rapper 21 Savage was arguably more exciting than the Super Bowl on Sunday. If you haven’t heard, 21 Savage was arrested on Sunday morning in Atlanta by ICE, with allegations that the rapper is actually a British citizen and is residing illegally in the US. Memers have been relentlessly making fun of 21 Savage, joking that his lyrics seem less…shall we say, foreboding now that we know this information?
As we bid a sad farewell to Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenburg, people are looking back at all the ways the iconic kids’ show has influenced pop culture. We bet you’d never guess that rap music was one of those ways.
Genius, a site that allows users to look up interpretations of music and other art forms, tweeted a list of rap lyrics that reference our yellow friend and his pals.
Tekash69 was just arrested on racketeering charges and may serve as long as 32 years to life in prison. Accused of “brazen violence” by Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear, Tekashi is being held without bail. While he may not be able to escape these latest criminal charges, the memes they’ve influenced are definitely helping us escape reality. Thank you, 6ix9ine!