It seems like everyone has their thoughts on the longtime sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly, which became headline news after a documentary aired on Lifetime at the top of the month.
Da Brat is the latest voice to chime in, and while she’s not siding with the Pied Piper of R&B, she is questioning the parents of the alleged victims.
“I do think he needs help,” she told TMZ’s cameraman at the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta on Saturday (Jan. 19). “I love him. I grew up with him. He’s kinda like family. We had the same music teacher. We were around the same circles as kids. I’ve never seen him do anything bad, but I don’t believe all these people are lying.
“But at the same time, where are the parents?” she continued. “So, I think he needs help for sure. I love him. I hope he don’t get mad at me and I think the parents need to take responsibility. Where is your 14-year-old child? Why are you there? Something wrong with that.”
This weekend, Erykah Badu made comments regarding R. Kelly during a concert. She attempted to clarify her comments on social media, writing “I want healing for you and anyone you have hurt as a result of you being hurt. Is that strange to you? That’s all I’ve ever said. Anything else has been fabricated or taken out of context.”