By John Carucci, The Associated Press on June 14, 2018.
NEW YORK – On the eve of being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jermaine Dupri was thinking about legacy.
He was asked about his thoughts on R. Kelly, whose music has been removed from commercial playlists after the singer was accused of sexual abuse.
Dupri worries that punishing artists by removing their music can hurt the industry, especially when it’s based on allegations.
He wants people to “consider the bigger picture,” but that doesn’t mean he condones their behaviour. Says Dupri: “There should be some kind of consequences to doing wrong.”
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