R. Kelly did an explosive interview with Gayle King that is so riveting that it’s all we’re talking about today.
For the first time since Lifetime aired their controversial documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, the R&B legend sat down for a new interview with Gaye King aired on CBS. In the explosive new interview, R. Kelly proclaimed his innocence in a fit of rage while also breaking down in tears. “I need help,” the singer said as tears flow down his cheeks. “I need somebody to help me not have a big heart. My heart is so big that people keep playing me and I keep forgiving them.”
R. Kelly has remained silent for the past several weeks about new allegations that he is on video sexually abusing underage girls. A prosecutor in Chicago has since formally brought charges against him, and after a few nights he jail, he posted bail.
King grilled the singer about the allegations of sexual abuse against underage girls and holding young girls against their will. “Correct me if I’m wrong that you’ve never held anybody against their will?” King asked.
“How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all I’ve been through in my way, way past, to hold somebody, let alone 4, 5, 6, 50, you said – how stupid would I be to do that?” R. Kelly responded angrily.
The singer added, “That’s stupid! Use your common sense. Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want. But just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I’ve been through – oh right now I just think I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don’t let them eat, don’t let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle!
R. Kelly also said that he couldn’t speak on the ongoing case and pointed out that he beat two cases in the past that were brought against him. “For one, I beat my case. When you beat something, you beat it,” he said. “You can’t double-jeopardy me like that. You can’t. It’s not fair. It’s not fair to nobody. When you beat your case, you beat your case.”