In the aftermath of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, almost every popular artist has been forced to take a stance in regards to R. Kelly's musical legacy, with Post Malone being the latest to share his thoughts.
On Monday (Jan. 15), TMZ approached the singer and asked him if he feels that artists should remove their collaborations with Kelly from streaming platforms. At first, Malone attempted to avoid this question by responding with "no comment." But after some of TMZ's tradmarked coaxing, Post offered his views on those distancing themseleves from Kelly.
"You know that I think—I think essentially it is the right thing to do. I don't know, it's not really my place," Malone said before responding to the notion that artists are "rewriting" history by removing the work of such a "big artist" like R. Kelly.
"Well, yeah I understand," Malone acknowledged. "But he's also done some 'big' fucked up shit."
Malone's stance seems to be in direct opposition to that of rapper French Montana. Although Montana attempted to clarify his comments via twitter, French seemed to have sided with DJ Paul in feeling that Kelly's musical impact is more important than the accusations against him.
Also, Post's position mirrors that of acts like Lady Gaga, Chance The Rapper, and more who have or are actively attempting to remove their collaborations with Kelly from all platforms.