A few hours after making waves when he appeared to support R. Kelly, French Montana is now changing tune.
While leaving the Rams football game on Saturday night, French said he's hardly surprised by the R. Kelly allegations, indicating that the embattled R&B singer was leaving clues in his music for years. He also indicated that R. Kelly should be able to appreciate his legacy, regardless of the serious allegations against him.
"Whatever happened, happened," French said Saturday night.
On Sunday, though, the rapper did a 180, tweeting, "Let me be clear. My heart is with the victims. I never thought the people I looked up to as a kid, who sang and danced and gave me hope to become a superstar would become drug addicts, child molestors [sic] and rapists. I am hoping we as a culture create better leaders. We need them."
The tweet came after a TMZ interview in which French noted that R. Kelly openly sang about his sexual prowess when he belted out the words, "My mind's tellin' me no, but my body, my body's tellin' me yes."
He even went on to say that R. Kelly, who's being painted as a sexual predator, has the right to enjoy his legacy.
"They don't let nobody have their legendary moments," French said. "They did Michael Jackson like that. They did R. Kelly like that."
Michael Jackson, of course, fought off child molestation accusations until his death in 2009.
"All the greats went down like that," French said. "Let somebody enjoy their legacy. Whatever happened, happened, man."
Law enforcement may not see it that way, as the fallout from Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" has caught the attention of authorities in Georgia.
Last week, The Blast reported that the R&B star is now the subject of a criminal investigation.
The Blast claimed that an investigation is being conducted into his alleged sexual misconduct with young girls, something that was explored in the scathing six-part documentary. The Lifetime show also looked into claims that the music star has held women as sex slaves.
The Fulton County District Attorney has been actively investigating R. Kelly and a Johns Creek, Georgia, mansion where he previously lived, according to multiple media outlets.
One woman has given an account of her experience in the singer's house. Another woman — an alleged sex slave — has reportedly been contacted by prosecutors and ordered to come in for questioning.
R. Kelly could be charged with false imprisonment if prosecutors believe he's held women against their will.