In an emotional interview about his memoirs, R. Kelly has spoken movingly of his first meeting with Michael, when Michael had decided to record ‘You Are Not Alone’ in 1995. Kelly says he was overawed to meet Michael and delighted by his praise for his work.
“I broke down and cried. It wasn’t that Michael Jackson was singing my song it was that Michael had felt how I’d caught his spirit. Kelly said. When Michael died, Kelly explains that he was heartbroken. “News of his death was like a hatchet to my chest. He meant to me what breathing means to most people. He was not only my brother and friend, he was also my mentor. I am honoured and blessed to have been in Michael’s presence. I got to know him like most of the world never will, on a person-to-person, soul-to-soul level.”