R. Kelly is going through all kinds of changes.
Fans who used to adore the singer are now rapidly getting over the R&B legend, and are making him the butt of all kinds of jokes–and accusations.
But it’s not like he doesn’t bring some of the drama upon himself.
Recently, Kelly was caught on video telling an autistic man, who approached Kelly and was then coaxed to sing the lyrics to the singer’s classic hit, “I Believe I Can Fly”, that he believed the man must be high on drugs.
Kelly delivered his observation in a sing-songy way.
“I believe that you high. I believe that you touching the sky. Smoking on that Percocet,” R. Kelly sang.
Kelly has now apologized for the incident, but still managed to throw some self-pity in for good measure by accusing folks of trying to blackball him and ruin his career.
“But the point is … I can’t do anything without people saying something negative about me,” he said. “Gave a guy $100 on the streets and the next morning they say I gave him $3. It’s just too much guys. Let me do my work. It’s obviously people trying to blackball me and destroy my career. I understand that.”
Kelly infamously dodged a pedo case after a widely distributed video surfaced showing the superstar allegedly using an underage girl as a Port-A-Potty, shortly after an alleged sex encounter.
More recently, Kelly made news over allegations that he is running a cult-like group out of his sprawling suburban Atlanta home.
Kelly has been a chart-topping music legend since arriving on the music scene in the early 1990s as leader of R. Kelly and Public Announcement.