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R. Kelly wrote a song dedicated to the Newtown shooting victims
R. Kelly’s been busy with the debut of new chapters of his ongoing hip-hopera Trapped In The Closet and collecting accolades (and Grammy nominations) for his latest album Write Me Back. But the Pied Piper of R & B hasn’t been sitting on his laurels during what downtime. Instead, he’s been channeling sorrow and angst leftover from the Newtown, Connecticut shootings into a new song that he says pays tribute to the victims, per The A.V. Club.
The song, “I Know You’re Hurting” features both children’s and gospel choirs while Kelly himself only belts a few “yeahs” and hushed spoken-word lyric segments. There’s not much substance to the song, but it’s only $0.99 on iTunes and all proceeds will allegedly go to the families of the Newton victims. Rolling Stone adds that local promoters are trying to lock down artists for a benefit show but there’s no word if Kelly would perform the song.