"Put that body in motion, motion
And watch it wave like an ocean, ocean
Now break it down and worm it, worm it
Now bring it up and shake it, shake it"
- from "Playas Only" by R. Kelly
Friends, glorious news - R. Kelly has just been acquitted of making child pornography. While child pornography is no joke and R. Kelly appears to be 100% guilty, sometimes society needs people more than jail does, and this is certainly true in the case of R. Kelly. Just as I cannot believe in my heart that the man who brought the world "Thriller" and "Beat It" could have molested children, so too can I not believe that "Playas Only" and "I Wish (Remix)" were made by a man who peed on minors. If in fact the Pied Piper of R&B needs to make disgusting tapes in order to produce songs such as "Ignition (Remix)" "Trapped in the Closet: 1-20" and "Step in the Name of Love," that is the price we as a society must pay in order to ensure that our children and our children's children have songs like "I Believe I Can Fly" from Shaquille O'Neal's Space Jam movie.
Apparently when the verdict was read, R. Kelly dabbed his forehead with a handkerchief and hugged each of his four attorneys. If this isn't innocence, frankly I don't know what is.