"Shark Tank" star Daymond John has a harsh message for R. Kelly. The FUBU founder, 49, took to Twitter with an intense post directed at the controversial R&B singer after feeling "sick" watching the "Surviving R. Kelly" docu-series over the weekend.
"Hey @rkelly , please don’t take your life now that we all know how (expletive) disgusting you are," John tweeted Sunday. "Thats way too easy!"
The television personality did not hold back. He advised Kelly to "make amends with the victims and the families," before he is brought to justice for his alleged crimes.
"Serve your time and then kill yourself while in jail," John declared.
Several social media users commented on possible backlash over John's choice of words, but the "Shark Tank" judge doubled down on his remarks: "I'm good with what I said."
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I’m good with what I said
— Daymond John (@TheSharkDaymond) January 7, 2019 John told TMZ that he watched the Lifetime docu-series that highlighted sexual misconduct allegations against Kelly with his 2-year-old daughter, adding to his strong dislike of Kelly. The entrepreneur, however, did reflect on the gravity of his sentiment.
"I'm a big advocate for mental health and I know to say 'take your life' was an extremely strong and emotional (statement)," he said on "TMZ Live." (The tweet remains up on his account.)
USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for comment John and Kelly.
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Investor "sharks" (from left) Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec on ABC's "Shark Tank." (Photo: Eric McCandless, ABC)
John is not the first celebrity to denounce the "Step in the Name of Love" artist following six hours of footage broadcast over three nights. Jada Pinkett Smith, Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Ne-Yo and more stars shared their opinions on Kelly.
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