Nick Cannon Addresses Working With R. Kelly & Apologizes to Women: ‘I’ve Definitely Turned a Blind Eye’

Nick Cannon Addresses Working With R. Kelly & Apologizes to Women: 'I've Definitely Turned a Blind Eye'

Nick Cannon is speaking out about R. Kelly, who is making headlines following the airing of Lifetime’s docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, which details the sexual abuse allegations against the singer.

The 38-year-old entertainer addressed his thoughts on the 52-year-old musician in a post on Instagram on Thursday night (January 10).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nick Cannon

“#TBT After much self reflection and meditation, I have to be one of the first to admit that in my past I’ve DEFINITELY turned a blind eye to a lot of darkness in this industry. Let’s stop beating around the bush and call it what it is. This entire industry was established and built by evil and predatorily spirits and male chauvinistic behavior. And since the recent media outrage pertaining to @RKELLY I have realized that the REAL issue at hand is the ultimate lack of care and disrespect for our QUEENS,” he wrote.

“For far too long we have treated women like second class citizens, when in actuality they are the source, our core, and the Superior beings…I’m not judging ANY man for his past or his private actions because I too am a guilty sinner of the blatant disrespect even in some of the statements in the song above. But From Individuals like Les Moonves, Harvey Weinstein, ‪Steven Tyler‬, R. Kelly, Elvis and others, I must say we have to deal with this sickness head on. The real leaders and Bosses must step up and be MEN! And I will be one of the first to say on behalf of all men, I am Sorry. Please consider an advocate, ally and student that needs guidance in an industry that was designed to take advantage of women. Let’s change it ALL immediately. And call it all to the table for our ignorance, wrong doings and disrespect. I apologize my Queens.”

See his full post below.