Troubled R+B singer R KELLY has become a comedic target following his
arrest on child pornography charges - and he finds most of the jokes about him
The SNAKE singer has been mocked by such stars as CHRIS ROCK at last
year's (03) MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS and CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER in hit movie
BARBERSHOP 2: BACK IN BUSINESS for the allegations levelled against him - but
Kelly's refusing to
let it all upset him.
He says, "If a joke is funny, I don't care if it's about me or if it's
about GUMBY, I'm gonna laugh at it, because I'm a joker too. We all got our day
to be roasted.
"As far as I'm concerned, it helps me out with my situation, because it
breaks the tension of it all."
He adds of dealing with his charges, "It's stressful, but not to the point
where I'm gonna jump off a building, drug it out, drink it away, or smoke it
away. It's not that stressful. With the help of God and the help of family and
all of my
fans, I can get through.
"Other people would have hid under a rock. I started to. But I didn't want
to let my fans down, because I knew they were still there for me. My family was
still there for me. My friends. No matter what's going on, what's coming
rocks falling down, raining hail, you can overcome."