French Montana retracted a statement that he made a few days ago suggesting that he supports R Kelly but it may just be a bit too late.

“Let somebody enjoy their legacy. Whatever happened, happened, man,” in response to the abuse revelations.French Montana went on to add, “They don’t let nobody have their legendary moments” but his comments were met with a huge backlash from people on social media. Following the negative response on social media towards comments which appeared to support R Kelly, French Montana moved to clear things up and took to Twitter to explain his true feelings.

Writing to his followers, French said, “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 molesters and rapists. I am hoping we as a culture create better leaders. We need them.” People were still unhappy with French after his new statement, with one person commenting ‘If you backpedal hard enough, you might think you could go back in time. But it really doesn’t work like that, and R. Kelly’s case isn’t just a one-off, or a single accusation. Your heart might be with the victims, but that doesn’t suggest your mind is.’