Surviving R. Kelly has caused many people to speak up against the singer as well as the predatory dynamics found in the music industry in general. Tamar Braxton, who is a survivor of sexual abuse herself, tried to express similar sentiments. However, her choice of words was interpreted as defending R. Kelly, which caused Braxton to be showered with critiques.
After viewing the part of the documentary series, Tamar took to Twitter to lash out at the witnesses who chose to remain silent. “Yeah he did that BS but the rest of Y’all punk a**es did the WORK 4him 4yo f**kin benefit!” she wrote. “Everyone stood back & watched & did NOTHING! Then so quick to nail Rob 2the cross! Y’all R just as guilty.” She then wrote that R. Kelly was most likely acting from his own trauma. This last part enraged social media users.
She later came through with an explanation. “This is why I deleted it. Because not ONE OUNCE of me agrees with what he has done. As a survivor, I have learned that you can’t acknowledge one abuse without the other. It’s all f**ked up!!” She further explained that those who helped R. Kelly recruit young girls for his twisted plans were the targets of her previous tweet. Tamar says she still has some healing of her own to do.