Nikki Sixx says that he is "shocked" R. Kelly, an artist who has been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct throughout his career, "is not in jail or dead."
The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist made his comments after watching "Surviving R. Kelly", a new documentary series that chronicles the litany of sexual assault accusations against the singer that go back decades.
"Saw the 'Surviving R Kelly' documentary and am shocked he is not in jail or dead," Sixx tweeted earlier today. "The sad sick thing is he still has millions of followers + fans that turn a blind eye to his child molestation as he keeps slipping through the cracks but what about all the peoples lives he ruined?"
Sixx is not the only rocker to to call for justice in the wake of Kelly's alleged crimes. A few days ago, SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers took to Twitter to express his surprise that the public has waited so long to show its outrage over the touted King of R&B's alleged abuse of underage black girls.
"Love that people are just now so 'appalled' at R Kelly," Myers wrote. "Cause the video of him pissing on and fucking a 15 year old girl years ago just wasn't enough evidence that he's a giant piece of shit I guess?"
Allegations against R. Kelly have been circulating for many years.
More than a decade ago, he was put on trial in Chicago after a tape surfaced that prosecutors said showed him having sex with, and urinating on, a 14-year-old girl. He was eventually found not guilty on all 14 counts.
Earlier this month, the Lifetime network devoted six hours and three consecutive nights to "Surviving R. Kelly", which contains more than 50 interviews and covers a time span from 1970 to today.
Following the January 2 release of "Surviving R. Kelly", several high-profile artists — including Lady Gaga, Celine Dion and Chance The Rapper — pulled their collaborations with R. Kelly from all streaming services and/or YouTube.
Steve Greenburg, an attorney for R. Kelly, said that the singer denies all allegations of sexual misconduct towards women and underage girls.
"The allegations aren't true because he never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone," Greenburg told the Associated Press.
Photo credit: Courtney Sixx
Saw the “Surviving R Kelly” documentary and am shocked he is not in jail or dead.The sad sick thing is he still has millions of followers + fans that turn a blind eye to his child molestation as he keeps slipping through the cracks but what about all the peoples lives he ruined?
— ⚡️ xxıS ıʞʞıN ⚡️ (@NikkiSixx) January 19, 2019
Love that people are just now so “appalled” at R Kelly ...— Zach Myers (@ZMyersOfficial) January 10, 2019
Cause the video of him pissing on and fucking a 15 year old girl years ago just wasn’t enough evidence that he’s a giant piece of shit I guess?