Nick Cannon is joining the train of former R. Kelly collaborators apologizing for working with the documented predator.

Cannon went on Instagram to write out a formal apology to women for turning a blind eye when collaborating on the 2003 hit "Gigolo."

“After much self reflection and meditation, I have to be one the first to admit that in my past I’ve DEFINITELY turned a blind eye to a lot of darkness in this industry,” he wrote. He went on to say, "I have personally witnessed it and will no longer be silent about it. It’s not dry snitching, it’s a paradigm shift."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#TBT After much self reflection and meditation, I have to be one of the first to admit that in my past I’ve DEFINITELY turned a blind eye to a lot of darkness in this industry. Let’s stop beating around the bush and call it what it is. This entire industry was established and built by evil and predatorily spirits and male chauvinistic behavior. And since the recent media outrage pertaining to @RKELLY I have realized that the REAL issue at hand is the ultimate lack of care and disrespect for our QUEENS. For far too long we have treated women like second class citizens, when in actuality they are the source, our core, and the Superior beings. But our insecurities, Egos, and lack of love has tried to prove otherwise. Therefore we have SEVERAL cases where we allow entertainers, executives, and every day individuals abuse and mistreat our life bearers and beautiful equals. It is no secret how men have misused their power to manipulate young emerging pop stars to seasoned hollywood actresses and everyone in between. I have personally witnessed it and will no longer be silent about it. It’s not dry snitching, it’s a paradigm shift. I’m not judging ANY man for his past or his private actions because I too am a guilty sinner of the blatant disrespect even in some of the statements in the song above. But From Individuals like Les Moonves, Harvey Weinstein, ‪Steven Tyler‬, R. Kelly, Elvis and others, I must say we have to deal with this sickness head on. The real leaders and Bosses must step up and be MEN! And I will be one of the first to say on behalf of all men, I am Sorry. Please consider an advocate, ally and student that needs guidance in an industry that was designed to take advantage of women. Let’s change it ALL immediately. And call it all to the table for our ignorance, wrong doings and disrespect. I apologize my Queens.

A post shared by NICK CANNON (@nickcannon) on Jan 10, 2019 at 5:38pm PST

Cannon is preceded by Omarion, Common, Chance the Rapper, and recently Lady Gaga, who have all apologized for working with the singer. R. Kelly’s history of abusive behavior against young and underaged black girls has long, long been an open secret in the music industry, but with the six-part Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly, his several decades of abuse is being pushed back into the spotlight.

Other artists, notably Bun B, John Legend, and others have also called out Kelly and anyone who supports him. But Cannon’s apology really gets to the heart of the issue, which is how little we as a society care about the safety of black women and girls. Cannon writes that he "realized that the REAL issue at hand is the ultimate lack of care and disrespect for our QUEENS.”

"I will be one of the first to say on behalf of all men I am Sorry,” he continued. “Please consider me as someone to be an advocate, ally and student that needs guidance in an industry that was designed to take advantage of women.”