R. Kelly is speaking publicly for the first time since he was arrested two weeks ago on sexual abuse charges. The R&B star became emotional as he told Gayle King that he never had sex with underage girls on CBS This Morning.
Said Kelly: “Stop it. Y’all quit playing. Quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I’m fighting for my f—— life,” he says in a clip from the interview.
Another clip shows him lashing out against the allegations, saying: “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.”
The full interview was scheduled to air Wednesday morning, March 6.
Kelly is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse with four alleged victims including three underage girls. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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