Kim Kardashian attempts to control backlash as Kanye appears to support R Kelly

Kim Kardashian has taken to Twitter to leap to her husband Kanye West's defence after he sparked fury with comments on fellow controversial musician R Kelly.

According to BET, West made reference to the raft of sexual abuse accusations against Kelly during his live event, Sunday Service.

"I'm going to nip this in the bud right now," Kardashian tweeted.

"Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they were canceling him because of differences in opinion and not being perfect.

"The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else."

The remarks in question refer to documentary Surviving R Kelly, which features testimonies about the 'Ignition' hitmaker's alleged sexual abuse from survivors and people from his inner circle.

"Everybody, they want the art from the artist, but anytime they do anything erratic, they just gonna pull full documentaries," West reportedly told the Sunday Service crowd.

"We can enjoy all their music all we want... I thought I wasn't going to go there today. If we're gonna tear down artists, let's go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out the Lourve, while we at it.

"Let's take down all the art."

While West didn't make any further attempt to clarify his intentions with the rant, his wife had more to say on the matter in a second tweet on the subject.

"I want to make it very clear, he is not condoning anyone's actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior," she said.

"My husband's words are being taken out of context due to timing."

West collaborated with Kelly on a track called 'To the World' in 2012.

It's not the first time he's landed in hot water for seeming to defend a man accused of sexual abuse and rape. In 2016, the 'Monster' rapper tweeted in all caps: "BILL COSBY INNOCENT!"

Kim Kardashian attempts to control backlash as Kanye appears to support R Kelly
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