There are a handful of interviews from this decade that may go down within the historical past books: Kanye West's look on Sway, Charlie Sheen's Tiger Blood interview, and now, R. Kelly's sit-down with Gayle King. The embattled singer claimed his innocence whereas breaking down into tears. King's been doing just a few interviews not too long ago, detailing her interview with Kells. Most not too long ago, she revealed that one of many subjects R. Kelly banned was his relationship with an underage Aaliyah.
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"They didn’t need any questions on Aaliyah, which I used to be superb with. I really feel now we have heard the Aaliyah story," King advised The New York Times in regards to the ban on Aaliyah questions. "Really, this interview was about R. Kelly’s response to the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary and the newest costs, they usually mentioned he can not focus on the newest costs as a result of these are nonetheless in courtroom."
King defined that Kelly dug his personal grave, even when Aaliyah questions had been banned, by merely denying that he is ever slept with an underage girl.
“I don’t suppose he helped himself, as a result of I feel 99.9 p.c of people that have been following this story imagine that he was married and had intercourse with Aaliyah, she was definitely underage. That’s no less than one which we do learn about," she mentioned. "Listen, I knew going into it he was going to disclaim. I anticipated that. I didn’t count on him to say that he had completed nothing unsuitable. But there was no signal of acknowledgment or contrition about something."
Shortly after his interview with Gayle King, the singer ended up going again to jail for failing to pay almost $200Ok in baby assist.