The artist, in many cases young, impressionable, and happy to be in a position where they can become rich and famous, essentially does what they were signed to do.
Frank Lucas, notorious Harlem drug dealer, whose claims of smuggling heroin in cadavers and coffins, as depicted in the movie, American Gangster, have been exposed as lies by the DEA and his own Southeast Asian connection Lesley “Ike” Atkinson, Lucas proudly declared “I never testified on nobody.”
Sony RCA froze Kelly’s contract about two months ago; and thus the value of his publishing took a huge hit. Radio stations have declined to play his music and Spotify and other on-line portals have put restrictions on his music or deleted it all together.
These black men rally to Cosby’s defense citing lack of prosecution from everyone from Woody Allen to Charlie Sheen but have not said a word in defense of the black women raped by white police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.