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.”