R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison yesterday. The sentence comes after he was found guilty of racketeering and sex-trafficking charges in New York. The disgraced performer was forced to listen to impact statements of seven survivors ahead of the judge announcing his sentence. Several men and women testified against the singer during his trial, describing how he subjected his victims to abuse when they were underage.
Kelly’s defense lawyers argued a 10 year sentence due to the abuse and poverty he was subjected to as a child.
Many people have opinions on whether the sentence was fair or not. Many people also celebrated the news of the sentence. We gathered the best Tweets reacting to the news.