Social media users told Lawson that Jay-Z is more than a decade older than her daughter, Celebrity Insider noted, and that the “99 Problems” rapper allegedly had relations with 1990s rap star Foxy Brown when she was 17.
Jada Pinkett Smith was also scorched after the Girls Trip star hosted one of R. Kelly’s accusers on an episode of “Red Table Talk.” Lisa Van Allen told Pinkett Smith on the show that she was 17 when she and R. Kelly had sexual relations.
“I came out in 2008 and nobody heard me. In 2008 there weren’t any movements, nobody else was talking about it. I came out hoping that I could help the victims and the girl on the tape because I knew her family wasn’t going to speak. So I felt like, somebody has to stand up. They threatened my life. There was a lot I was dealing with. I was pregnant. You can’t let that stuff stop you. You can’t be afraid.”
Pinkett Smith was teary-eyed when she responded to Van Allen: “Man, how complicit we all have been. That really broke my heart, to really think about it. We ignored it. I think that’s been very heartbreaking for me, just how harsh the reactions have been.”
Many social media users were not trying to hear what both moms were trying to say and blasted both Knowles and Pinkett Smith for being hypocrites.
One Instagram follower replied: “Girl your 16 yo daughter met Jay when he was 28. Bye!”
A second person wrote: “The hypocrisy of it all. How can Jada say you think you’re grown at 16, but she let her son move out at 15?”
Another Instagram user added: “She was a hypocrite a few years ago CPS investigated Jada and Will because Willow was pictured in the bed at 14 age with a 21-year-old man. So don’t praise her. She is part of the problem if it’s wrong for R. Kelly, it’s wrong for all of us.”
There was a lot of support for the IG user who said this: “I think all of Hollywood needs to be shut down and investigated. These perverts both Male and Female rape and [molest] kids and teenagers while hiding behind their money. It no secret that our government protects the rich and the famous. most get away with murder, rape, tax invasion, no one ever shows up for court and they get a slap on the wrist and are able to go out and commit the same crimes. 🤔 and then there’s the Government and politicians who go overseas to f— little boys and girls because they get away with it. we wonder why most [pedophiles] get little no know jail time through our justice system. Nothing will ever change because the problem just isnt R kelly it’s way bigger then [sic] him.”