R. Kelly sat down for an interview with Gayle King for ‘CBS This Morning’ and became emotional during a sit down while denying all allegations of 10 counts of sexual abuse and denies holding any woman against there will.
“I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me. I am fighting for my f—–g life!” Kelly said through tears. “That’s stupid! Use your common sense. Forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to. Love me if you want. Just use your common sense. How stupid would it it be for me, with my crazy past and what I have been through, now I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will and chain them in my basement and don’t let them eat?”
NEW: R&B singer R. Kelly, charged with aggravated sexual abuse, angrily denied the accusations in a new interview with @GayleKing, insisting the claims are “rumors” & “not true.”
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 5, 2019
Kelly was acquitted of child porn charges 10 years ago and feels those allegations are being used against him now.
“Old rumors, new rumors, future rumors. Not true!” he said. “You can’t double jeopardy me. That’s not fair. When you beat your case, you beat your case,” he said, referring the the acquittal.
The full interview airs Wednesday morning on CBS This Morning and King also sat down with Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage—the two women currently living with R. Kelly. That interview will air Friday, March 8.
Kelly’s infamous BET interview in 2008 with Torae raised eyebrows and critics aren’t sure what to expect from this sit-down.