R. Kelly Compares Chris Brown to Muhammed Ali
I know some of you are going to take the easy joke that is just sitting out there, but I am not even going to touch that one.
R Kelly is a little out there, so these type of comments from him don’t surprise me. Especially considering his past indiscretions. Here is the quote courtesy of the Guardian.
When he watched Chris Brown become the centre of his own scandals – which began with his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 – Kelly says he could empathise but that he never felt sorry for him. “I only feel sorry for weak people,” he says. “And mostly what I’ve come to find is that the weak people are the ones that are the haters. The ones that’s talking about Chris Brown, or R Kelly, or anybody that’s successful? I feel sorry for them, not Chris Brown, because he’s obviously one strong individual to be able to do what he’s done. He got knocked down a little bit and he climbed up. You know, that sounds like Ali to me. That sounds like Martin Luther King to me. That sounds like a lot of the greats that have walked this earth. It even sounds a little bit like Jesus to me.”
He catches my eyes widening and clarifies: “I’m not saying that Chris Brown is Jesus or R Kelly is Jesus. But Jesus is the No 1 inspirer of someone being knocked down and rising again.”
I know what Kells was trying to say, he just said it horribly wrong. A lot of musical geniuses are a bit crazy, R Kelly isn’t any different.