R. Kelly slammed for accusing autistic fan of ‘smoking Percocet’

R&B superstar makes fan with special needs the butt of a terrible joke

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Who's to blame? some people are looking straight at R. Kelly. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

R. Kelly is in hot water after he bullied an autistic fan and accused him of being high on Percocet.

In a video that Kelly posted online and has since removed, 27-year-old fan Lenny Felix met Kelly outside a nightclub. Kelly and his crew decided to bait Felix into singing “I Believe I Can Fly” and then mocked him and accused him of being high.

“I believe that you high … smoking on that Percocet,” Kelly said in the video, which he recorded.

Felix’s family was shocked by Kelly’s actions, however, and according to TMZ, the family said Felix’s reaction was, “I don’t want him to think I’m dumb. Do you think he was making fun of me?”

The stunned family has reportedly met with an attorney.

Kelly has since taken down the video and posted a new video in response, claiming that he didn’t think Felix had autism and that he thought Felix was drunk instead.

He claimed that Felix had gotten a “little too close” but that the interaction “was all good.” He did, however, offer an apology to Felix for his behavior.