Days after the premiere of dream hampton’s gripping Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, the allegations about the singer-songwriter have polarized viewers even more. Some are calling for Kelly’s music to be removed from streaming platforms, while others believe the victims are only coming forward for a money grab.
TMZ reporters caught up with French Montana recently and asked the rapper his thoughts on R. Kelly, to which Montana offered a casual response while singing the lyrics to Kelly’s 1993 hit “Bump N’ Grind.”
“Man, I just think, they don’t let anybody have their legendary moments,” he said. “They did Michael Jackson like that. They did R. Kelly like that. All the greats went down like that, man.
“Let somebody enjoy their legacy, man. Whatever happened, happened.” Montana said.
The six-part Lifetime docuseries outlined R.Kelly’s life, starting with his Chicago childhood and his own molestation, all the way up to present day. Several women spoke on camera and alleged to have met Kelly when they were teens, and in detail discussed the physical and sexual abuse they experienced.
Since then, protests from supporters and those against the singer have been staged outside of his studio. Kelly, however, was seen at a Chicago nightclub on his birthday, seemingly unaffected by the docuseries.