Drake’s Dad Dennis Graham Defends R. Kelly & Jussie Smollet

Drake‘s dad Dennis Graham is dabbling in music and dropping a single called “That On That.” Normally that would be a fun, no-drama experience…until he sat down with Variety and decided to give some very controversial opinions on R. Kelly and Jussie Smollett, defending the men and calling them his “friends”. The 52-year-old R&B legend, R.Kelly, just pleaded not guilty on February 25 after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The 36-year-old Empire star, Jussie Smollett, was charged with one felony count of disorderly conduct on February 22 for filing a false police report for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself with the help of two men he knew as extras on his show.

Variety’s Shirley Ju asked Dennis his thoughts on R.Kelly and he 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%. Then Dennis dug himself even deeper by claiming “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”.

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