Published: Thu, March 07, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

R. Kelly explodes in his first interview after his arrest

R. Kelly explodes in his first interview after his arrest

Forget how you feel about me.

Kelly insisted he has done nothing wrong and said some of the women's parents have told him they would destroy his career. "We are a solid family, we care about our daughter". "I've been hearing things and seeing things on the blogs".

Kelly is now in a relationship with 23-year-old Savage and 21-year-old Azriel Clary.

The 52-year-old singer added: "Stop it".

King asked how all of these women could come up with similar stories about him, and he blamed "the power of social media".

"I didn't go looking for a Joycelyn Savage". "Why would I? 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 - why - how stupid would I be to do that?!". "Not true. Whether they're old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true", he said.

Kelly, who was born Robert Sylvester Kelly, was arrested on February 22 in Chicago before he spent several days in jail.

The latest charges against the singer span from 1998 to 2010, according to Cook County, Illinois, State's Attorney Kim Foxx. Sources tell CBS News federal and state authorities in at least two states - NY and IL - are now investigating a variety of allegations. He has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

When he denied ever having sex with anyone under the age of 17, she said, "it's so hard to believe that". The marriage was annulled in 1995. "It's not fair", Kelly also tells King during the interview. He pleaded not guilty.

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Though she worked with Kelly on her 2013 single "Do What U Want", Gaga came out saying she supported his accusers "1000 percent" in light of the series, apologized for collaborating with him in the first place and had the song removed from all streaming platforms.

But Kelly continued. "Thirty years of my career!"

"How stupid would I be to do that", Kelly said, in response to King's questions about holding women against their will, as tears streamed down his face. Kelly has consistently denied any sexual misconduct and was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008.

". People are going back to my past, OK? You don't want to believe it", he said.

Kelly told King he loved both of the young women and was in a relationship with them.

More of King's sit-down with Kelly, as well as his girlfriends, will air on CBS This Morning on March 7.

"What kind of father, what kind of mother would sell their daughter to a man?" he responded.

It was an astonishing visual, especially given the decades-long list of public accusations from women who say Kelly abused them - and considering that the interview may well be used in court. Are the cameras still going? "I'm fighting for my (expletive) life, " he said. "Oh, my God. Um - all of them, got little girls trapped in the basement... helicopters over my house trying to rescue someone that doesn't need rescuing because they're not in my house", he said, adding, "Handcuffing people, starving people. I've made mistakes. But I'm not a devil and by no means am I a monster".

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