R. Kelly sits down with Gayle King for his first interview since “Surviving R. Kelly.”
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“Old rumors, new rumors, future rumors. Not true!’ he stated. After claiming he beat his case, Gayle tells him he was acquitted. He replied, “You can’t double jeopardy me. That’s not honest. When you beat your case, you beat your case!”
However, Kells reached an emotional peak when he flatly denied all of the allegations made towards him.
“How silly would I be to do this?!” He replied when requested if he ever held any lady towards his will. “That’s silly! Use your frequent sense. Forget how you’re feeling about me. Hate me if you wish to, love me if you’d like. Just use your frequent sense. How silly wouldn’t it be for me, with my loopy previous and what I’ve been by way of, now I should be a monster and maintain women towards their will and chain them in my basement and don’t allow them to eat?”
He added, “Stop it, y’all stop playin’! I did not do that stuff! This shouldn’t be me! I am combating for my fuckin’ life!”
Peep the clip beneath. More of the interview will air on Wednesday on CBS This Morning.
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