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R. Kelly has opened up about the non-stop violence in his hometown of Chicago.  According to Vibe, 

 “Lately I’ve been trying to figure out what song can I write to heal the ‘hood. Eventually that song will come to me, and I believe when it does it’s going to help crack down on a lot of the violence going on in Chicago. It’s got to be done right; it’s got to come to me and it’s got to be something spiritual. It’s nothing I can force. The only thing I can do is pray about it like the next man or woman because it’s definitely turning into Chi Raq. [We want to] get it back to Chi-Town.”

He said artist should get together and try to make a difference.

“I honestly think that 20 major artists could get on a plane and come to Chicago and have a seminar right there in the ‘hood somewhere. Not a concert…no singing, just talking. This ain’t about singing or selling no records. This is about talking to these young people and getting some respect.”

He also said that President Obama can help as well.

“Then [President] Obama could make a call and show up and say some things. If something like was to happen I think it would change and help a lot of things going on in Chicago.”

R. Kelly new album, Black Panties, will be in stores and online on November 11th.

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