Troubled R&B singer Chris Brown has a friend and supporter in R. Kelly.
During a recent interview, the Pied Piper of R&B empathized with the young crooner, who is currently serving 90 days in court-ordered rehab for anger management.
“I only feel sorry for weak people. And mostly what I've come to find is that the weak people are the ones that are the haters,” Kellz told UK’s The Guardian. “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 adds: “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.”
Clarifying what he meant about Jesus to ease any rumors he continued: “I'm not saying that Chris Brown is Jesus or R. Kelly is Jesus. But Jesus is the number one inspirer of someone being knocked down and rising again.”
In related news, R. Kelly is keen on working with Lady Gaga again. After collaborating on her latest single, “Do What You Want,” the R&B crooner admits that the experience was genre changing.
He tells The Guardian newspaper, “I met my match when I met her. She's not afraid to just do [her] and not try to do anyone else.”
He adds: “It's two aliens (artists from different genres) meeting, you know? You're talking a language that other people don't understand… and we went to the moon with that one (duet), we'll probably be doing some more things in the future.”
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