NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Church, Face Backlash Over R. Kelly’s Song (Video)
Some others who commented on the video defended the Mayor
R. Kelly’s song ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ has landed Mayor Bill de Blasio in hot water for vibing to the song during his visit to a church in South Carolina.
The 18-second footage surfaced which surfaced on social media on Sunday, shows de Blasio standing beside a female choir member while flapping his arms to the song of the disgraced singer, who is currently facing sexual abuse charges.
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Social media users on twitter have since reacted to the video. @Naja_Hough commented to the video posted by @courtneycgross, saying “i’m more offended that the church is singing it than by him for going along with it.”
Another commenter @SEALy92 said; “The bigger issue is the church shouldn’t be playing this. He’s just going with the flow like every other awkward white politician in a black church….” Some others who commented on the video defended the Mayor, saying he probably didn’t know who sang the song.
Reacting to the video, de Blasio spokesman Eric Phillips insisted: “The Mayor wasn’t the church’s DJ and he certainly can’t be expected to recognize every R. Kelly track.”
Kelly was indicted last month in Chicago on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse against four underage victims between 1998 and 2010.