While many celebrities are speaking out against R. Kelly, French Montana just goes in a different direction.
Following his performance at the Rams game on Saturday January 12, the rapper was asked what he thinks of the embattled singer accused of sex abuse.
He responded by quoting lyrics from Kelly’s 1994 hit “Bump n’ Grind.” “He already told you, ‘My mind was tellin’ me no, and my body is tellin’ me yes,'” French told TMZ as he was leaving the L.A. Coliseum after the game.
He went on to share his support for the R&B crooner, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women over two decades. “They don’t let nobody have their legendary moments,” said French, who compared Kelly to Michael Jackson.
“They did Michael Jackson like that. They did R. Kelly like that. All the greats went down like that,” he said before adding, “Let somebody enjoy their legacy, man. Whatever happened, happened, man. He fought in a court of law and won.”
R. Kelly, who was found not guilty in 2008 on child pornography charges, has denied all accusations. “Someone with an agenda has done a hit piece,” his attorney, Steve Greenberg, told CNN of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries. “[Kelly’s] out in public. He’s not hiding. There’s no secret compound with sex slaves.”
In the wake of “Surviving R. Kelly,” many artists have spoken out against Kelly including Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Future, and Lady Gaga.