R. Kelly Compares Chris Brown To Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr. And Jesus

Source: Radio.com

Today being December 10th, R&B star R. Kelly‘s twelfth studio album Black Panties is officially dropping at retailers around the country (although it was made available digitally on December 6).

Kelly’s current promotional campaign has found him performing with album collaborator 2 Chainz on a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! as well as rolling out a heartfelt tribute to the recently deceased Nelson Mandela on The Arsenio Hall Show.

During a recent interview with The Guardian, however, a Kelly observation comparing embattled pop star Chris Brown to such iconic figures as Martin Luther King and Jesus Christ himself has some wondering if the eccentric superstar has gone too far.

“I only feel sorry for weak people,” Kelly said in the interview when asked if he ever felt sorry for Chris Brown in light of the fallout he’s faced following the now-infamous 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna. “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.”

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  • Lisa Lockard Lewis

    I don’t think that Chris Brown should be compared to Ali, MLK and Jesus, but I get the jist of what R. is saying about strong people getting knocked down and coming back up. However, Chris Brown causes his own downfalls through violence and bad behavior. R. might have been better advised to compare him to people like Richard Pryor who learned his lesson and eventually changed his ways.

  • mslana

    Chris is not doing anything to deserve the constant negative publicity and media scrutiny. Lindsay, Charlie Sheen and several others have history of doing and getting away with worse. If white america is going to try and drag him through the mud, african americans should try to uplift him. Hes always accepted his role in that situation with Rihanna tho she has never been honest about her role. Justin Beiber is out there acting a fool. He gets pass after pass.

  • It’s statements such as this that propel immature individuals such as Chris Brown forward. As long as there is someone around to make excuses for his behavior, he will continue to act as though he believes the world owes him something. Talent only takes you so far, common sense has to take you the distance; and this young man isn’t showing possession of any of that common sense.

  • tony muhammad

    Never mine Chris Brown! R. Kelly is the one every father should keep his daughter’s at home when Kelly is in town.