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R&B Legend, Stephanie Mills, Says R.Kelly, His Wife & Handlers Need To Be Arrested! (Video)

R&B Legend, Stephanie Mills, Says R.Kelly, His Wife & Handlers Need To Be Arrested! (Video)

by March 14, 2019 0 comments

By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

Stephanie Mills has got opinions. Lots of ‘em.

The Grammy-award winning singer and actress best known for playing Dorothy in the original Broadway production of The Wiz is not one for holding her tongue. She’s now a woman of a certain age—read: She has no time for the BS. “I’m not apologizing about anything I say,” Mills told The Root. “If I said it, I meant it.”

Mills is an entertainer who came up in the mold of Motown—the “epitome of etiquette.” The label was a “school” that required musicians to have discipline and hone in on their craft. Most importantly, as she reminds us, artists needed to actually have talent. *Shots fired*

That innate talent and the discipline to sharpen said talent contributed to Motown artists having staying power. “The music that we made will live on forever. I don’t think a lot of the music that is recorded today will last and be here 10, 15 years from now.” Mills said. “Not even the artists—I don’t think there’ll be a lot of artists that will be here 20 years from now.”

Mills thinks that’s because today’s artists don’t understand what it takes to be of legend.

“These people make one record and they’re ‘legends,’” said Mills. “I believe that you have to work for it. I’ve been in the business since I was 9 years old.”

Ahead of her upcoming 2019 Jazz in the Gardens performance in Miami, Fl. on Sunday, March 10—because yes, her vocal folds are still perched—Mills chatted with The Root to share even more of her opinions Check it out.

TR: You used date Michael Jackson in the early ‘80s. I’m sure you’ve heard of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary; did you watch it?

SM: I’m familiar with it but I won’t be watching it because he didn’t do the things—they said he was already clear. He went to court. So why are they doing it? It’s purely to make money. So, I will not be watching it, because I don’t believe any of that is true. I know for a fact that it’s not true.

TR: Any thoughts on R. Kelly?

SM:I believe that R. Kelly should go to jail for what he’s done. I don’t believe that his music should be muted. And I also believe that the handlers and his ex and his ex-wife and all of that to go to jail, too. You cannot tell me you live in a house with a man and you don’t know what’s going on. That is not true. I don’t believe that. She should go to jail, too. And so should the handlers that helped him.

TR: I’m curious as to why you don’t think they should mute his music.

SM: Him writing his music has nothing to do with that. Him being an entertainer and a star. And those parents bringing those children to the show and then allowing him— I have a son; there’s no way I would take my son to a Bruno Mars show, and say “OK, Bruno, you can mentor my son. I’m gonna let him stay with you.” There’s no way

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