French Montana Wants R. Kelly to Enjoy Legacy Amid Abuse Scandal

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French Montana went on his Twitter account Sunday (Jan. 13) to make clear his remarks to TMZ concerning R. Kelly and the current allegations which have come into focus.

"Let me be clear. My coronary heart is with the victims," he tweeted. "I by no means thought the folks I regarded as much as as a child, who sang and danced and gave me hope to develop into a celebrity would develop into drug addicts, baby molestors[sic] and rapists. I hope we as a tradition create higher leaders. We want them."

You can learn French Montana's tweet under.


Since the premiere of Lifetime's exploratory Surviving R. Kelly docuseries a week-and-a-half in the past, abuse allegations towards R. Kelly have as soon as once more come into focus. While artists like Nick Cannon and Common have criticized the singer over the allegations, French Montana has a special opinion on the matter.

Speaking with TMZ as he was leaving the the L.A. Coliseum after watching the Rams play towards the Dallas Cowboys, the "No Stylist" rapper stated he thinks the veteran singer ought to be capable to get pleasure from his personal R&B legacy regardless of the assorted abuse allegations leveled towards him.

"[People] don't let no person have their legendary moments," French defined. “Let [R. Kelly] have his legacy. Let someone get pleasure from their legacy,” he continued. “Whatever occurred, occurred. He fought within the courtroom of regulation and gained.”

French is referring to Kelly’s May 2008 trial after he was charged with 21 counts of kid pornography.

During the trial, prosecutors referred to as 14 witnesses who all testified that it was Sparkle’s niece within the notorious intercourse tape that concerned graphic intercourse together with urination. However, the niece, who allegedly appeared within the tape, in addition to her dad and mom, denied that she was the particular person within the video. On June 14, 2008, the jury got here again with a not responsible verdict, which shocked everybody within the courtroom.

Elsewhere within the temporary interview, the Bronx rhymer jokingly stated Kelly warned listeners about the way in which he was on his 1993 music “Bump and Grind," citing the lyric,“My thoughts’s telling me no/But my physique’s telling me yeah!” French then added that Kelly is being handled the identical manner Michael Jackson was handled when child abuse allegations had been raised towards him. “All the greats went down like that,” he acknowledged.

Although French has a proper to his opinion, this may not sit nicely with those that have opposing views.

Watch French Montana say that R. Kelly ought to be capable to get pleasure from his personal legacy under.