‘What is your reaction to R. Kelly’s conviction?’


Michael Purnell

Los Angeles

“He did it to himself.  Even though I grew up listening to R Kelly, I’m disappointed that he did this to himself.  There was nothing else the jury was going to do, he had too many charges.”

Charles W.

Los Angeles

“It was bound to happen. What I will say is that he got what he deserved. … I don’t think it will be a deterrent, though.”

Marvin Wilson

Los Angeles

“He did the crime, now he’s got to do the time. We’ll see how long he lasts in jail. It’s too bad. He just threw it all away.”

Sheldon Hines


“I used to listen to him, but when that video came out, that was it for me. That was just too many women. He was foul and he got what was coming to him.”

Compiled by Cynthia Gibson at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.