Rapper Chingy is one of the most popular 2000s-era acts, who is famous for the hit song Right Thurr." He's currently touring the world as part of B2K's "The Millennium Tour." Chingy recently gave an interview with TwoBees host Ebbony Pinillos.
And the conversation turned to R Kelly - and the s*xual abuse allegations against him.
Chingy brushed them off, comparing R Kellys' alleged criminal activities to his own media firestorm involving a transgender woman named Sidney Starr falsely accused Chingy of being in a relationship with her.
The 2000s rapper explained, "Why I compare the false allegations with me and this person who I didn't know with R. Kelly and his situation is because I've been in a situation where somebody's lying on me several times - no evidence - and it's being presented to the public as I've done something."
He added, "I relate to R. Kelly's situation in that way. From the standpoint of the media is saying this, but there's no evidence. I don't know if he did it or not. I just know they're trying to slander his name because he's R. Kelly and they're blowing the situation up very big to do it. That's the part I'm familiar with."
R. Kelly has been indicted on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Illinois. The "I Believe I Can Fly" vocalist is also said to be under investigation in other jurisdictions, and the Department of Homeland Security is supposedly inspecting possible sex trafficking crimes in connection with the 52-year-old Chicago native.
The latest scrutiny of Kelly came after Lifetime aired the Surviving R. Kelly documentary in January which included interviews with over 50 people who laid out three-decades of accusations against the B2K music producer. Surviving R. Kelly also focused on his annulled marriage to Aaliyah when he was 27 and she was 15, his 2008 child pornography trial, and his alleged sex cult. Kelly was acquitted in 2008 and maintains he is innocent of all present-day charges.