R&B Singer Monica Sounds Off on R.Kelly: “He Has to Pay the Price”

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Grammy Award-winning singer Monica (pictured left) had a lot to say during her recent appearance on a Sirius XM radio show.

The 38-year-old R&B performer and actress appeared Thursday (July 25) The Clay Cane Show to promote her upcoming album and current concert tour. During her interview with show host Clay Cane, Monica started off talking about her present, chart-topping single called “Commitment.”

The song has reached number one on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs airplay chart. Topping out the Billboard music chart is a feat Monica has achieved almost a dozen times throughout her 24-year career. In addition to making platinum or multi-platinum songs and albums, the “Angel of Mine” hit maker has also appeared in notable films.

In 2016, she appeared in filmmaker David E. Talbert’s “Almost Christmas” alongside an all-star cast. However, during her appearance on Cane’s radio show, Monica was eventually asked about her troubled fellow R&B star: R. Kelly (pictured right). She did not hold back her true feelings either.

“Anything you do you have to be held accountable, doesn’t matter if it’s now or later. It doesn’t take away the fact that he shaped and molded a lot of who we listen to now, but he has to pay the price for all that he’s done,” Monica told Cane in her interview.

“There’s no way around it, it’s just the way – this atmosphere – whatever you put out in the atmosphere is coming back in 20 minutes or 20 years,” she continued.

Monica got her start in the music business when she was considerably underage. Her first two solo albums were released when she was just 14-years-old. She also told Cane about her own experiences as an underage girl in the highly sex-driven music business.

“I was a 13-year-old girl that full-grown men were always after. Thank God for my ability to be so outspoken because I didn’t play the radio, but not every young girl is equipped with that,” she added.

Listen to Monica’s entire interview on The Clay Cane Show below.