Edd’s MANtra: At Least He’s Honest

Earlier this week, BET scored an interview with R. Kelly.

If you missed it, you didn’t miss much. He’s happy he’s a free man, his wishes everyone would leave him alone, that kind of stuff. But the one thing that stood out is that he blatantly admits that he likes the young’ns. Check this:

Interview dude Toure: Do you like teenage girls?
Kelly: When you say teenage, how old are we talking?
Interview dude’s face goes blank and he replies: Girls who are teenagers.
Kelly: 19?
Interview dude: 19 and younger.
Kelly: I have some 19-year-old friends, but I don’t like anybody illegal if that’s what we’re talking about, underage.

Let’s make one thing clear – Kelly has been found innocent in a court of law. So no matter your opinion of the verdict, I do think he deserves the right to move on.


This dude is 41 years old, according to Wikipedia (and when has Wikipedia ever been wrong?). Forget the underage thing – you’re telling me that a 40-something-year-old man is cool with sleeping with 19-year-olds?

And before you say “he never said he was sleeping with them,” trust me, he ain’t playing Wii with these “friends.”

Yeah, a 19-year-old isn’t technically underaged, but come on. I’m 28 and I couldn’t see myself with a 22-year-old, let alone someone 19. What are you going to do with a 19-year-old? Sneak ’em some liquor? Talk about the Hills? Learn Chris Brown’s dance moves?

What frustrates me is that I know plenty of women who will support the man until the end of the earth. Can y’all enlighten me? Would you be cool with your 40-year-old uncle dating a woman who just got her driver’s license? Or is it that once you’re grown anyone is fair game?

And don’t tell me it’s OK because Kelly a musical genius. Cuz I’m A Flirt isn’t exactly rocket science.


  1. “What are you going to do with a 19-year-old? Sneak ’em some liquor? Talk about the Hills? Learn Chris Brown’s dance moves?”

    That has had me laughing all day.

    I know Kelly was found innocent, but once you pee on a little girl you’re a creepy old man for life in my book.

  2. The Pied Piper of R & Pee

  3. I am confused. Since when was 19 legal?

  4. lol – this one had me laughing outloud.

    I understand your confusion, but I think the other side needs to be asked and answered as well. I’d be looking at the 19 year old woman dating my 40+ year old uncle the same way. Remember, I tried the 40+ man, and I was completely turned off. I have no idea what the 19 year old is/would be seeing (or ignoring)!

  5. You were turned off because your 40+ brother was just wack in general.

    These young’ns are blinded by the money and fame so they’ll put up with anything. It’s easy to ignore a little urine when you can get a shout-out on the album credits. Sad, but true, playa.

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