Bill de Blasio Caught Dancing To R. Kelly’s ‘I Believe I Can Fly’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was caught on video flapping his arms to R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” while visiting a church in South Carolina.
A female choir member is seen belting out the 1990s tune by R.Kelly, who is facing sexual abuse charges tied to four underage victims, while the mayor moves his arms, then holds them out by his side and waves them up and down before clasping his hands.
“I wonder if the @NYCMayor realizes who sings this song,” tweeted NY1 reporter Courtney Gross, who captured the video.
Of course, R. Kelly was indicted last month in Chicago on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse against four underage victims between 1998 and 2010.
In an email to Page Six, Bill de Blasio spokesman Eric Phillips insisted, “The Mayor wasn’t the church’s DJ and he certainly can’t be expected to recognize every R. Kelly track.”