Dennis Graham, Drake’s father, started some serious controversy when he made his support of Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly known during a brand new interview. As you can imagine, his words got social media very upset.
While chatting with Variety, Drake’s dad called R. Kelly a friend and also claimed Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been ‘misunderstood.’
As you may know, on February 22, Kelly was charged with ten counts of aggravated sexual abuse and pleaded ‘not guilty.’
Meanwhile, Jussie Smollett has been accused of staging a hate crime against him because he was not happy with his salary on Empire.
It may have been just a PR move for him but Smollett ended up being charged with one felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.
When asked about R. Kelly, Drake’s father responded: ‘He’s a good friend of mine. I wish him the best. I hate that it’s happening to him. There’s a reason why women come out after the fact. He has my support 100%.’
While that statement is more than enough to get him in hot water, Dennis made it even worse when he added: ‘Jussie has been misunderstood. As a matter of fact, they know that. That story that came out about Jussie in Chicago is not true about Jussie. Jussie is a friend of mine, also. They have totally reconstructed his story.’ Yikes!
It did not take long for people to start dragging him on social media!
Some ‘cancelled’ him while others made it clear that ‘Drake’s dad needs new friends.’
Others were worried that the man’s shocking statements might affect Drake.
‘Drake’s dad is a f***ing idiot apparently. Lol,’ a user said, not holding back at all.