As if folks needed another reason to dislike R. Kelly, the beleaguered R&B crooner just told us to hold his beer so he can add to his own pile of Ls. Kelly had an exchange with an autistic fan that he insulted by suggesting the fan was high from “smoking percocet.”
Lenny Felix was out in Hollywood when he ran into Kelly outside a nightclub. You can tell from a video Kelly shot and posted, the 27-year-old fan was star struck. The singer and his crew responded by baiting Lenny into singing, “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Instead of showing warmth or appreciation, Kelly looked into the camera and mockingly sang, “I believe that you high … smoking on that Percocet.”
Kelly’s pals burst into laughter, but Lenny’s family was shocked and feel he was victimized. They tell us Lenny’s reaction to the clip was, “I don’t want him to think I’m dumb. Do you think he was making fun of me?”
His mom is heartbroken, and says the family has met with an attorney. You’ll recall … 50 Cent, Shaquille O’Neal and Waka Flaka have been sued after mocking fans with disabilities.
Kelly posted a video in response to the matter, saying he thought Felix was an inebriated fan and apologized in a video response to the outlet. He has since taken down the video of him making fun of Felix.
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