Most people, after watching Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series, were/are outraged about the allegations levied by several women.
French Montana? Not so much. TMZ caught up with the New York rapper recently and asked him about the six-part series. While singing the lyrics to Kelly’s 1993 hit “Bump N’ Grind” he seemed to defend the disgraced R&B singer.
"Man, I just think, they don't let anybody have their legendary moments," he said. "They did Michael Jackson like that. They did R. Kelly like that. All the greats went down like that, man.
"Let somebody enjoy their legacy, man. Whatever happened, happened." he continued.
French Montana waited all this time to join the list of people that have to put their foot in their mouths for seemingly supporting R Kelly. #smart— drank sinatra (@drank_s) January 13, 2019
Wow. Saying nothing was totally an option here. https://t.co/qQLx5hSE5M— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) January 13, 2019
Turns out, French Montana is cancelled, too!— Krystle (@Krystle_Smith27) January 13, 2019
But did y’all really think French Montana was gonna give a compassionate and insightful answer https://t.co/ymee9qthsq— Papi Tré (@iamTresor) January 13, 2019
Let me be clear. My heart is with the victims. I never thought the people I looked up to as a kid, who sang and danced and gave me hope to become a superstar would become drug addicts, child molestors and rapists. I am hoping we as a culture create better leaders. We need them.— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) January 13, 2019
Yeah, aiight man.
An investigation has been launched into R. Kelly’s background and current living situation in both Georgia and Illinois. He’s maintained he is innocent of any misconduct ever.
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