New York City's Mayor seen dancing along to R Kelly's 'I Believe I Can Fly'

Jack Webb@JackWebb92
Monday 11 March 2019 09:45
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Picture:(Courtney Gross/Twitter)

Usually, when old white politicians are being picked up on their dancing it's because of the moves, this time, however, not so much.

Seemingly blind to the current climate, New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio was seen dancing along to R Kelly's version of 'I Believe I Can Fly.'

Don't even get us started on whoever was in charge of picking the music to begin with.

The 18-second video shows de Blasio clearly on the left side of the chapel flapping his arms to the since-disgraced R&B singer's song, which was featured in the 1996 film 'Space Jam'.

In case you've been living under a rock, you might be aware that Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, three of whom were minors.

So the fact that de Blasio is seen here gleefully dancing to one of his songs while visiting a church in South Carolina is downright ignorant at best.

NY1 reporter Courtney Gross, who captured the video, tweeted it out with this caption:

I wonder if the @NYCMayor realizes who sings this song.

Despite the pastor's apparent enthusiasm, many of the churchgoers remained firmly planted in their seats.

According to Fox News, de Blasio's spokesman Eric Phillips insisted via e-mail:

The Mayor wasn’t the church’s DJ and he certainly can’t be expected to recognise every R. Kelly track.

The singer pleaded not guilty to all charges, and has now denied appearing in a new video which purports to show the R&B singer 'sexually abusing underage girls.'

Earlier this month, Kelly gave an explosive interview on CBS This Morning where he ranted and sobbed as he denied the allegations against him.

More: R Kelly says his past is 'absolutely not relevant' in explosive interview about sexual abuse claims

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