Disgraced musician, R. Kelly gave his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing underage girls early Wednesday morning.
A highly emotional Kelly ranted an raved as he protested his innocence to a doubtful Gayle King on ‘CBS This Morning.’
“I don’t need to. Why would I? How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all that I’ve been through in my way, way, past to hold somebody — that’s stupid,” he yelled towards Gayle before looking directly to the camera.
“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!'”
At one point, Kelly leaps out of his seat, yelling:
“Y’all quit playing. Quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I’m fighting for my f*cking life.”
His publicist then rushes to calm him down, but with very little success.
Watch a snippet below;
"Stop it. All you quit playing. Quit playing. I didn't do this stuff! This is not me! I'm fighting for my f***ing life!" R&B singer R. Kelly angrily denies sexual abuse claims in an explosive interview with @GayleKing; watch @CBSThisMorning, Weds. at 7a ET https://t.co/awWHvHZMMN pic.twitter.com/fGeYev4Elm
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 6, 2019
In a second segment, he explained his relationships with Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage.