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This is weird who would of thought R. Kelly couldn’t really read or write until high school? According to a speech Kelly gave at the Midwest Music Festival in Chicago, the scandal-driven R&B star says he barely graduated from elementary school!

“I don’t even read really and I’m not afraid to say that,” revealed Kelly. “The only reason I graduated from grammar school is because I had a great jump shot.”

Once entering high school, one of R. Kelly’s teachers let the singer know they believed in his talents as a writer and wouldn’t let him coast through without taking advantage of his skill.

“I went to high school and [my teacher] told me, ‘You will be one of the greatest writers of all time,’
” said Kelly. “I believed. You [have to] believe it. You can’t believe [anything] if you’re hating.”