New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio is in a real “Space Jam” after being caught on video dancing to a song by hip hop artist R. Kelly.
De Blasio was captured flapping his arms and dancing to R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” on Sunday during a visit to a church in South Carolina.
The short clip shows de Blasio standing on the left side of the church while choir members are singing the 1990s hit song by the now-disgraced singer.
The New York mayor and potential 2020 presidential candidate can be seen waving his arms like he’s flying and clapping along while the church belts out the song.
“I wonder if the @NYCMayor realizes who sings this song,” wrote NY1 reporter Courtney Gross, who uploaded a clip of the video to Twitter.
As many are aware, the song “I Believe I Can Fly” was featured in the 1996 movie “Space Jam,” which featured NBA superstar Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.
Many are also aware that Kelly was recently indicted in Cook County, Chicago, on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse against four underage victims.
The alleged crimes took place between 1998 and 2010.
The hop hop singer was released on bail only to be arrested again on Saturday after reportedly failing to pay over $150,000 in child support.
With all of that considered, it’s certainly more than fair to assume de Blasio was well-aware that he was flapping his arms and dancing to a song the disgraced singer, who has dominated headlines in recent weeks amid the serious allegations against him.
Perhaps de Blasio wasn’t too worried about being caught on camera dancing because he was more focused on his trip to the early battleground state, which holds a key presidential primary election that could determine who wins their parties nomination.