With 19 minutes’ worth of confessions, revelations and damnation on R. Kelly’s newly released “I Admit,” the internet hasn’t been shy in speaking its piece.
Mans had his assistant google “Bryson Tiller type beat” and dropped a confession that clocks in a few minutes shy of a GOOD Music EP. What a time…
— Phonte (@phontigallo) July 23, 2018
The Roots’ Questlove and sports journalist Jemele Hill just want their time back.
Uh #IAdmit I want my 19 mins back
— T'Questlove (@questlove) July 23, 2018
Not to dismiss the number of issues as it relates to R Kelly, BUT WHO WOULD LISTEN TO A 19-MINUTE SONG?
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) July 23, 2018
In response to the song, Talib Kweli took note of R. Kelly’s “lack of self awareness.”
I just read the lyrics to R Kelly’s new 19 minute song called “I Admit It I Did It.” His lack of self awareness is atrocious. There are several lyrics I take offense to. The one I will address is “I’m just a man.” I am also a man. I would never use that to defend this behavior.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) July 23, 2018
On the contrary, Lil B was nearly brought to tears due to Kelly’s pain.
Damn this new r kelly I admit got me wanting to cry y’all hear this pain in his lyrics sooo honest god Kelly’s one of best off all times god bless you kelly and I pray for your price of mind and everyone on earth god bless y’all I love y’all – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) July 23, 2018
A number of Twitter users are continuing to reference the similarities between R. Kelly and President Trump, following the release of the track.
Folks stay on the "I KNOW R. KELLY IS TRASH BUT HE IS SO GOOD" wagon and THAT is wack AF. It's like Trump supporters being all "WE KNOW HE CAN'T READ BUT HE IS OUR PRESIDENT. RESPECT HIM."
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) July 23, 2018
R. Kelly and Trump are both trending so it’s a big day for American sexual predators who like piss.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 23, 2018
The young Cardi B meme and other favorites have resurfaced in reaction to “I Admit.”
"R Kelly" My Momma said we dont have time for this on a monday pic.twitter.com/3hgdHFxHvq
— Truth Only (@TruthTellerAsh) July 23, 2018
The Police listening to this new R.Kelly track “I admit it.” pic.twitter.com/BungetXsvu
— gekyume (@Daft_Kiid) July 23, 2018
R. Kelly trying to save his career. pic.twitter.com/3XQL4pZNOG
— Cameron Grant (@coolghost101) July 23, 2018
R.Kelly: *here’s a new 19 min song*
— Doughboy (@doughboybeatz) July 23, 2018
Regardless of this recent batch of shade and slander, R. Kelly does still have the support of some devoted fans.
R. Kelly – I Admit it , I did it.
Is the realest honest song I have heard in years .
R. Kelly opens up about every
Only God can Mute the King ???
Love @rkelly forever
— ?Katlego? (@KatZodiac) July 23, 2018
R Kelly we love you!
— nofuckuuu (@TebowFreshly) July 23, 2018
R Kelly really the Goat.
You don’t love high vibrational music if you don’t like R Kelly.
— Scotty2hotty (@ScottLowkey) July 23, 2018