R. Kelly Compares Chris Brown To Mohammed Ali, Martin Luther King & Jesus

R. Kelly at 2013 American Music Awards


Kanye West has some serious competition in the crazy interviews department now that R. Kelly is doing press to promote his new album “Black Panties“. Remember how Kanye recently said that being a rich rapper, and performing on stage is just like being a soldier or a cop? Well, R. Kelly has managed to say something that’s up there with Ye‘s latest gem.

The R&B superstar, who previously said that he decided to divorce his wife after watching “The Notebook” (really, he did), did an interview with The Guardian and the highlight of that piece is the fact that he believes Chris Brown, the guy who almost beat Rihanna to death, who threw a chair out the window because he was upset with an interviewer, who was accused of assault and went to rehab for anger management, is just like Mohammed Ali, Martin Luther King and Jesus Christ.

When asked about Chris Brown assaulting Rihanna in 2009, R.Kelly said that although he empathized with him, he did not feel sorry for Brown.

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,” he said.

He added: “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.

The rest of the interview is just as good. The “Trapped in the Closet” singer talks about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘ “Thrift Shop” diss (he calls them “weak”), Lady Gaga being an alien, being “pregnant” with music (seriously) and more.

You can read the whole piece here.

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