How cool is this? The music teacher, who also mentored Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson is getting some big help from one of her former students.
R. Kelly, who says he owes everything to Lena McLin, his music mentor from high school. Now he’s repaying her by helping her keep her home in Chicago.
The 87-year-old retiree taught for 36 years but has been fighting to keep her home. So Kells, performed a benefit concert in her honor!
He said, “On the first day I met her, Ms. McLin told me, ‘You’re going to be one of the greatest singers, songwriters and performers of all time,'” he told the Sun-Times. “She taught me opera, classical music, jazz, gospel. She said, ‘You are music. You’re not in any one category. Anything you attempt, you’ll be able to tap into the spirit of it, and that’s the gift you have.’ She made me.”
R. Kelly said that after his benefit and a GoFundMe campaign in her honor, McLin can now buy her condo!
What a great example of paying it forward.
Source: Yahoo news