As my boy Q-Tip used to say: “Yo but wait back it up, Up, Easy back it up…”
The quote from today’s Chicago Sun Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/389909,CST-NWS-kelly17.article
"I'm the Ali of today. I'm the Marvin Gaye of today. I'm the Bob Marley of today. I'm the Martin Luther King, or all the other greats that have come before us. And a lot of people are starting to realize that now."
O.K., Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley have in common with R. Kelly “Hit Records”. Notice I say Hit records and not good records because Kel’s has never made anything as socially relevant as Marvin or Bob. Sure, to somebody “Half on a Baby” may be their “What’s Going On”, but anybody who it is that for, probably doesn’t read my blog (or anything much else).
But seriously, I’ll admit R. Kelly can write songs pretty well, heck I have even liked one or two when I have been in the company of people who have to listen to him for some odd reason, but what the hell is he thinking?
His publicist replied when asked about the King comparison: “He doesn't think he's Martin Luther King. He's comparing the fact that he is a prolific songwriter of his time; now it's turned into something else," Daniels said. "Whatever Rob said, any way they can stick it to him. If he breathes it's a problem."
To quote Dr. Evil: “Rrriiiiigggghhhhttttttt” http://www.superhonda.com/photopost/data/519/dr_evil_1.jpg
O.K., I’m all for giving people the benefit of the doubt, the media does twist peoples words from time to time BUT Kels, come on, you put YOU and Martin Luther King in the same sentence as a direct comparison? That is what it is, and what it is, is utterly and seriously inane, further, it is the most unintelligent, sophomoric and infantile statement I have heard drop from your mouth (that I can remember that is).
Let me explain the difference, Martin Luther King marched, worked and even DIED fighting for the rights of people, black people like yourself, to be able to have rights. Sure, you have used those rights to make an arse of yourself, but hey to each his own. Step up and just say you “misspoke” man, damn…...