In a bizarre statement that can only be likened to that of Kanye West’s recent rants, R Kelly has likened Chris Brown not just to Martin Luther King, but also to Jesus.
The “Do What You Want” singer, who recently collaborated with Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, claimed that he empathised with the troubled R’n'B star’s attempts to better himself.
Brown, 24, is currently on a court ordered 90-day live-in stint in rehab, primarily to help him manage his ‘anger issues’.
“I only feel sorry for weak people,” he told the Guardian’s G2 supplement. “And mostly what I’ve come to find is that the weak people are the ones that are the haters.
“The ones that’s talking about Chris Brown, or R. Kelly, or anybody that’s successful? I feel sorry for them, not Chris Brown, because he’s obviously one strong individual to be able to do what he’s done.”