French Montana is walking back some bombshell comments he made in defence of R. Kelly.
Montana’s back-pedalling followed the “Famous” rapper’s comments defending the controversial R&B singer in a brief interview with TMZ, when a reporter caught up with him and asked about Kelly.
“They don’t let nobody have their legendary moments. I feel like they did Michael Jackson like that,” said Montana, apparently referencing the claims of molestation made against the “Thriller” singer prior to his death.
“They did R. Kelly like that. All the greats went down like that. Let somebody enjoy their legacy,” he added. “Whatever happened, happened, man. [He went] in the court of law and won.”
In addition, Montana also suggested that Kelly was pretty clear about his intent via his lyrics, reciting this line from the 1993 track “Bump n’ Grind”: “‘My mind’s tellin’ me no, but my body, my body’s tellin’ me yes,'” said Montana. “He warned us!”
Shortly after TMZ released its video, Montana took to Twitter to take a very different stance.
Declaring his “heart is with the victims,” he added: “I never thought the people I looked up to as a kid, who sang and danced and gave me hope to become a superstar would become drug addicts, child molestors and rapists.”