In anticipation of her new Complex cover, Insecure creator and star Issa Rae visited the Complex office in New York City to sit down with DJ Akademiks and Joe Budden for Everyday Struggle. This conversation happened the same week that the world learned about R. Kelly's "cult," and Issa didn't mince words when it came to her feelings about R. Kelly now.
"I mean, I was a fan," Issa began, "but when I heard the first reports and starting reading a bunch of the articles, I was off it, I was kind of disgusted. I just don't have a tolerance for that kind of behavior, and I can't separate from the music, especially when the music is about the behavior."
Rae continued, "I took the music off my iTunes, and if there's a song that plays elsewhere, I just don't listen. I'm extreme, I guess, just because I was disgusted by it. This doesn't really surprise me, it hasn't change my opinion of him. It's remained the same. I did the same thing for Woody Allen." Strong words from Issa, but totally understandable.