“He got knocked down a little bit and he climbed up,” R. Kelly said of Chris Brown in a recent interview.
When asked about the Virginia-bred singer, R. Kelly says, while he empathize with Chris, he feels the least bit sorry for him.
In fact, the 46-year-old crooner related Chris to history greats such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Muhammed Ali.
He even took it a step further, comparing the troubled singer to that of Jesus.
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. 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.
But no worries, he in no way believes he nor Chris is Jesus. Further clarifying his statement, the self-proclaimed Pied Piper of R&B went on to say “Jesus is the No 1 inspirer of someone being knocked down and rising again.”
Get more from the interview where R. Kelly talks Black Panties, the darkest points of his career, and more by visiting TheGuardian.com.
Also, if you’re into R. Kelly’s latest album, Black Panties, you’ll find the official video for his explicit song, “Cookies.” FYI: It is NOT Safe For Work!