When questions about embattled R&B singer R. Kelly are raised you can bet his former protégé, ‘Can’t Raise a Man’ maestra K. Michelle, is never one to shy away from them.
Though the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star came under fire in January for comments some perceived as supportive of the Grammy winning singer-songwriter (despite the backlash that ensued after Lifetime’s scathing ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ documentary), she later clarified the statement and has since stood in solidarity with the accusers.
Recently quizzed again on Nick Cannon‘s Power 106 FM radio show about her thoughts on Kelly’s ongoing legal woes, Michelle emphasized her belief that while he is deserving of the backlash, she can’t help but be concerned about the man she once called friend. Later comparing his scrutinization to that of King of Rock N’ Roll Elvis Presley‘s, the songstress somewhat implied the treatment Kelly’s endured to date has been unfair.
Hear her most recent comments about the matter inside:
Start at the 8:35 mark:
On learning Kelly had been arrested:
“I just remember, I was in the booth, and I was with Jazzy Pha. I was standing in the booth as they were taking him into jail and I was looking through the booth at the TV. And to be standing in the booth and to see that, I just lost it,” she explained. “I know right is right and wrong is wrong but I don’t have a heaven or a hell to put this person in.”
On Kelly’s scrutinization versus that of some of his musical counterparts:
“I do know that if Elvis can pick up his wife at 14 from high school, you know what I’m sayin’? All I want is the same energy.”
It’s disrespectful to the VICTIMS such as aaliyah who people claim to love so much!!!
I did not watch the whole video because Nick Cannon kept talking more than the artist being interviewed but I agree with K. Michelle’s comment that every adult involved with R. Kelly should be facing a prison sentence! R.Kelly had the help of staff, security guards, and parents who sold their daughters to him. Lock all of them adults up! I consider myself a fan of R. kelly’s music but when u do a crime u should do some time in prison. Period.
Elvis has been dead since the 70s. GET OVER IT. U want a dead person to be arrested and put in jail? This whole Elvis argument is pointless. I swear she just talks just to talk.
MJ has been dead for 10 years and Beat both cases by being found innocent by the FBI, Child Protective services ect yet when a bs one sided documentary hit everyone especially the media was quick to ruin his legacy going far as to remove his music from radio and stopping future tributes. No she’s right KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY. Anytime it’s a black man the media as a field day but mute as a mice when white men commit either similar or harsher acts of crimes or accusations
If R. Kelly was a regular n**** off the street he would have been thrown away a long time ago. His “musical talent” has allowed him to get away with being a p*** for far too long. Lock his ass UNDER the jail. And all the aunties who still support him can go to hell!!!
He certainly has music talent. The man is a great songwriter, singer, and musician. Doing a crime and doing the time (in prison) does not negate the fact he is talented.
Elvis was not involved in s** trafficking. Big difference.
Sin is sin regardless of less than or not. Both dealt with minors. Are we forgetting Kells married an 14 year old Aaliyah same way Elvis married his 14 year old soon to be wife. As K said ” Keep that same energy “
Your point is stupid. Elvis is dead. Can you convict a dead person?
Tell that to the producers of Leaving Neverland.
MJ is arguably the most famous person in the world, dead or alive. He will forever be mentioned, celebrated and hated depending on how you feel that day. With Elvis, there’s no comparison. He was famous in the 50’s-60’s and died in the 70’s. His fans are either dead like him or old as hell. MJ is relevant to every generation.
That is no f*cking justification tho for ruing that man’s name, just cuz he’s “relevant to every generation”. F*ck that. Kimberley said what she said. KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY. Weinstein is still well and alive. Where’s his viral and verbal cancellation?
The main people who canceled R. Kelly are Black women, seeing as though they were the bulk of his victims. Black Women are not concerned with the plight of White Women, and vice versa. Harvey was canceled a long time ago along with a plethora of White Men in Hollywood.
I’m speaking more in reference to Michael. And moreso on the media coverage and public denouncing that Weinstein lacked in comparison.
No ones worried about a rip-off whose been dead for 50 years. Elvis’ estate is in shambles and his music isn’t even getting spins on the oldie goodie stations. Only street performers in Vegas acknowledge him.
R KELLY IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL. HE PREYED ON BLACK GIRLS FOR DECADES WHILE PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY REMAINED SILENT. HE IS RIGHTFULLY PAYING FOR THE LIVES HE DESTROYED WITH HIS SICK ASS.
K.MicHELLe dwarf ass needs to stfu and worry about her upcoming flop album. Right is right and wrong is wrong!!!!!!
Im sure there is more than enough room in prisons for R. Kelly and some new Elvises like Kevon Spacey and Weinstein and Trump! Why cant they all be locked up?????????
Shame mj will never be in prison. If he was a normal person, and spending time with little boys. He would have been arrested. That celebrity privilege saved him oh and those payments to his victims
Except the FBI and the DOJ both proved that MJ was innocent. Sit down.
Weinstein lost his career and is on trial as we speak. Stop acting like he got off scot free.
Spacey got off free and what we are not going to do is have sympathy for Weinstein. He is going to get a slap on the rist when this all cools down because he is white! They all belong in prison. Anyone saying Kelly belongs in prison alone is an idiot. They can ALL go to prison!
That bee ya put RK in same category as EP? Someone’s curls too tight.
Didn’t they both sleep with underage girls?
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A bit stupid comparing to when Elvis met his wife in 1959, saw each other for 8 years before marriage, with the permission of the parents. We live in different times compared to the 1950s, attitudes have changed, besides Kelly abused multiple girls, filmed it. He is much worse.
Elvis married a 14 YEAR OLD GIRL. That makes him a CHILD PREDATOR, no matter what “time” we live in. Give him the same energy you’re giving R. kelly and Michael Jackson. How are you idiots missing that point?
They didn’t marry when she was 14. She was 22. So what you said is wrong.. You’re indeed missing the point.
Elvis did not punish young girls. You must not have kids. I can’t imagine anyone being deprived of eating while they are eaten in front of. Elvis has nothing to do with child pornography. Do you know what that is?? Young girls being forced to have s** with dirty old rich men. !! What a stupid comparison. I bet you still tape Bill Cosby shows!! Smh.
Elvis slept with an underage girl. You’re an idiot if you can’t see the comparison. So sit down and STFU.
It’s not black people concern what Elvis was doing to his kind R kelly was terrorising young black girls who historically have needed the most attention and help with sexual abuse
His kind? I thought we are all humans. You bring up race in nearly every post.
The “we’re all humans” shtick is tired because all humans are not treated fairly. What TyTy said is CORRECT. R. Kelly went almost 30 years with no convictions. It’s about time that he paid for his crimes. If majority of his victims were White Women, he would have been in the slammer a long time ago.
R. Kelly was not treated unfairly!!! He got away with his crimes like every other rich man in Hollywood. Now that the money has dried up, he can no longer pay people off or hire the best legal representation. The same energy was kept with every other #MeToo cancellation. And if y’all weren’t only fixated on Black culture, you would know that! The average white person isn’t thinking about R Kelly until “Ignition Remix” plays in a trashy bar. Black people kept his sick ass popping and still cape to him this very day. No respect for his victims or for victims of sexual abuse period. That’s why we have so many issues because of sweeping disgusting s*** like this under the rug. #CANCELRKELLY
Oh shut up a Black woman just got gunned down by one of her “human family “ for simply playing video games in her house. Go play your kumbaya s*** somewhere else. I will continue to bring race up until all blacks are in agreement that y’all ain’t like us… if you don’t like it not my motherfucking problem.
People with money will always be treated differently. Nothing will change that.
It’s funny, if r Kelly had been convictrd straight away, you’d have been saying it’s cause he is black and how white people get away with it, But cause it took ages, you’re saying the other way round.
K please! You don’t have a heaven or hell to put anyone in, but your ass needs to keep that same energy for Black Women and men alike – mainly the ones who f***** you over (Memphitz, Idris Elba ring a bell)? Don’t get all sanctimonious now because it’s R. Kelly. He got what he deserved.
R. Kelly was not treated unfairly!!! He got away with his crimes like every other rich man in Hollywood. Now that the money has dried up, he can no longer pay people off or hire the best legal representation. The same energy was kept with every other #MeToo cancellation. And if y’all weren’t only fixated on Black culture, you would know that! The average white person isn’t thinking about R Kelly until “Ignition Remix” plays in a trashy bar. Black people kept his sick ass popping and still cape to him this very day. No respect for his victims or for victims of sexual abuse period. That’s why we have so many issues because of sweeping disgusting s*** like this under the rug. #CANCELRKELLY!!!!
Rkelly was her boyfriend she even went on tour with him , she slept with him to get her 1st record deal at Jive RECORDS with WANYNE WONDER Rkellys producer . He was running the label . She was also sleeping with Mephitz who was her manager hints why he put his hands on her she was sleeping with everyone in ATLANTA She was a stripper aka hooker . She slept with a lot of men to pay for her TEETH , B*** AND BREAST . Google her body before the surgery. She doesn’t wanna admits she was sleeping with a p***. Sad women defend men like this for their own shame .