R. Kelly's hit song "I Believe I Can Fly" makes things a little awkward during a hilarious memorial service skit featured in the 47th season premiere of Saturday Night Live on Oct. 2.
In the four-minute sketch, titled "Funeral Song," SNL's Kenan Thompson plays "legendary Atlantic City headliner" LeVar B. Burton, who is bussed in to perform the deceased elderly woman's all-time favorite tune. When it turns out to be "Fly" by disgraced R&B singer Kelly, who was recently found guilty on all counts in a sex trafficking trial, the mourners protest in disgust.
"Stop, stop stop. This song is by R. Kelly," one distraught griever interrupts. Another disturbed attendee adds, "Yeah, we were already sad and now you're making us listen to R. Kelly."