New York, NY – CBS This Morning has simply introduced an in-depth interview with R. Kelly will air on Wednesday (March 6).
In a tweet from CBS Evening News, the information outlet confirmed the disgraced R&B star not too long ago sat down with Gayle King for his first interview since his arrest final month. Unsurprisingly, a tearful Kelly denies all sexual abuse allegations.
“I sit right here and say this, I had two instances again then that I stated at first of the interview that I can't discuss due to my ongoing case now,” he says within the first clip. “People are going again to my previous and making an attempt so as to add all of these items now to that. To make all of these items that’s occurring now really feel actual to folks.”
When King suggests his previous is related, Kelly rapidly replies with, “Absolutely no it’s not. For one, I beat my case. It’s not truthful to no one. When you beat your case, you beat your case.”
Throughout the 2 clips, he continues to disclaim having intercourse with underage ladies regardless of his current 10-count indictment.
“Not true,” he says. “Old rumors, new rumors, future rumors. Not true.”
NEW: R&B singer R. Kelly, charged with aggravated sexual abuse, angrily denied the accusations in a brand new interview with @GayleKing, insisting the claims are “rumors” & “not true.”
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 5, 2019
In the second clip, Kelly is noticeably extra agitated and emotional.
“I don’t have to [hold girls against their will],” he says. “Why would I? How silly would that be for R. Kelly, with all I’ve been via in my manner, well beyond, to carry any person … how silly would I be to do this? That’s silly guys. That’s silly. Use your widespread sense. Forget the blogs. Forgot how you are feeling about me.
“Hate me if you wish to. Love me if you wish to. Just use your widespread sense. How silly would it not be for me with my loopy previous and what I’ve been although? Oh, proper now I simply assume I must be a monster and maintain ladies towards their will, chain them up in my basement and don’t allow them to eat, don’t allow them to out until they want some footwear down the road from their uncle. Stop it. Y’all give up taking part in. I didn’t do that stuff. This will not be me. I’m combating for my fucking life.”
The full interview airs on Wednesday morning (March 6) at 7 a.m. ET.