Following his halftime performance at the Los Angeles Rams game on Saturday (Jan. 12), the rapper told TMZ that Kelly should be able to enjoy his musical legacy despite multiple allegations of sexual assault.
“They don’t let nobody have their legendary moments,” Montana said. “I feel like they did Michael Jackson like that. They did R. Kelly like that. All the greats went down like that.”
French suggested that Kelly’s alleged behavior didn’t come as a surprise by singing the lyrics to his song 1993 song “Bump n’ Grind”: “My mind’s tellin’ me no, but my body, my body’s tellin’ me yes.”
Montana ended the conversation by stating that Kelly should be able to enjoy his legacy despite the flood of assault allegations. “Whatever happened, happened,” the rapper said. “[He went] in the court of law and won.”
Kelly’s history of alleged sexual abuse came to light again recently with the release of Lifetime’s documentary series Surviving R. Kelly.