Considering last week’s news cycle, it was no surprise that Saturday Night Live put their own twist on R. Kelly’s explosive interview with Gayle King.

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Leslie Jones played the role as Gayle King, meanwhile, Keenan Thompson portrayed the disgraced singer.

Leslie opened up the interview by asking R. Kelly why’d he decide to do an interview as he awaits trial for sexual misconduct. “Because people think that I’m some kind of monster. I’m here to remove all the doubt. My lawyer was telling me no, but my ego, my ego, was telling me yes,” Thompson jokingly responded.


“Look, I made a lot of mistakes in my life. Maybe I can’t read or write or math, but I’m still a person. I put on my pants one sleeve at a time like everybody else.”

Thompson then mimicked Kells’ viral outburst. “Guys, think for a minute! Use your brain! Why would I do these things? For 30 years! I gave y’all ‘Trapped in the Closet.’ ‘Feelin’ on Yo Booty.’ ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number.’ And so many other clues! And this is how you repay me?”

Check out the full SNL parody above.