R. Kelly Addresses Encounter With Autistic Man
R. Kelly is in hot water again and this time it has nothing to do with underaged girls.
The R&B singer is getting dragged through the streets of social media after he posted a video of himself mocking an autistic man and accusing him of being high on Percocets.
Understandably, the man’s family is outraged and have consulted an attorney about the incident.
Lenny Felix was out in Hollywood when he ran into Kelly outside a nightclub. You can tell from a video Kelly shot and posted, the 27-year-old fan was star struck. The singer and his crew responded by baiting Lenny into singing, “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Instead of showing warmth or appreciation, Kelly looked into the camera and mockingly sang, “I believe that you high … smoking on that Percocet.”
Kelly’s pals burst into laughter, but Lenny’s family was shocked and feel he was victimized. They tell us Lenny’s reaction to the clip was, “I don’t want him to think I’m dumb. Do you think he was making fun of me?”
R. Kelly released a video on social media where he apologized and said he didn’t know Lenny had “artism.”
He went on to note that people are out to blackball him and destroy his career.
See the video below.
I think it’s time to just stop mocking folks in any situation just for likes and giggles on social media.
You can’t blame people for calling you out for your poor judgement and actions.