American singer-songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist Robert Sylvester Kelly have released a new single, “shut up,” while serving time in prison.
The R&B singer, who turned 54 on January 8, was said to have dropped his new single to mark his birthday in prison.
The song addressed those who have confronted him about his alleged abuse of young women. Part of the lyrics reads;
“After 22 years of a blessed career/ Had me lying in my hospital bed crying mad tears/ But just as I have many people hating me, Had so many people loving me/ And let’s not forget the hood around the world covering me/ And to everybody that be calling me, Telling what they’ve been saying about me/ Bringin me all of this negative s–t, ya’ll the ones I ain’t f–king with.”
“Can I get a witness for all of this? When people all up in your business, tell ’em shut up, tell ’em shut up, tell ’em shut up! I’m talking to you!”
Kelly is currently serving time behind bars while he awaits his trial on sex crime charges to six different women and girls. But his song is making waves outside of prison.