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Gayle King says she was irritated by R. Kelly's constant coughing interruptions while she interviewed his 2 live-in girlfriends this week.

King, 64, was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, where she discussed her explosive interview with Kelly that people are still buzzing about.

Earlier this week, the CBS This Morning co-anchor spoke to the embattled singer about numerous allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against underage girls and women, which he had vehemently denied.

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Afterwards, King sat down to chat with Kelly's live-in girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage, 23 (pictured right), and Azriel Clary, 21. The women's parents allege they are currently in abusive relationships with Kelly, but Savage and Clary denied any abusive behavior.

During King's discussion with the women, she noted that the R&B star often tried to interrupt them.

"I saw Robert leave, I did not see him come back in. So, I did not know that he had come back in, neither did (his publicist) Darryll Johnson, who had assured me that he would not be (there)," she told Colbert.

"R. Kelly comes back in and he can hear the conversation, he's out of my eyesight and he's out of the girls' eyesight too, they did not see him. But when there was a question he didn't like, and I can't remember what it was, you'd hear this (loud coughing). Now I'm a little irritated because I'm thinking, 'Who on the crew is coughing like that?'

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"Then it becomes clear to me that it is R. Kelly. I'm told that R. Kelly is talking to members of my own team (and saying), 'They (Savage and Clary) are doing OK, they're doing OK, should I go in and stop it? Should I go in and stop it?' He's having a dialogue with people on my team. And (make-up artist Lazarus Jean-Baptiste) says, 'No, you should probably just leave it alone.'"

Colbert asked King about the now-viral photo taken by Jean-Baptiste on the set, in which she is seated while an enraged Kelly towers over her and gestures wildly.

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The anchorwoman explained that she wasn't afraid, she was simply focused on staying calm in that moment.

"I could see him getting more heated, he was upset with me about some of the questions. So, when I see Robert getting really upset, and he stands out of his seat, my initial reaction was: 'Oh God, please don't leave, please don't leave,'" King recalled.

King said she was determined to make eye contact with the 52-year-old to calm him down. "I thought if we had both gotten emotional and amped up like that, what good would have come of that? So, I thought, 'Be calm, say his name,' because you know when someone does say your name, it is soothing."

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Kelly was previously charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse against four alleged victims, three of them minors. A friend put up the 10% of his $1 million bail to bond him out of jail last week.

But Kelly was tossed back in jail on Wednesday after failing to make $161,000 in child support payments. He is also facing a new investigation over claims he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl and later gave her herpes when she was 17.

His next scheduled court appearance is March 13.
 

  • MzJamaica

    His ass was coughing to signal that they should not say anything. Smh! Even the blind can see how manipulative he is.. fake ass crying knee-grow

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Yoni7

    Wait. Wait. WAIT!!!!! So now GAYLE is being interviewed about an interview????? WHEEENNNN DID FOLKS START DOING THIS??????

  • Petty4Life

    I hear you Gayle. Now time to interview or add your two cents to you and Oprah’s friend Harvey Westein. ?????

  • Sassie

    Well in this situation I would have been coughing too. If any of those girls misspoke about ANYTHING...even if MINOR, the media would have had a field day, so they had to be very careful with their responses and Kelly knows this. But the real question is, why are these two grown women being interviewed? What does this have to do with him being a "rapist" and a "pedophile" - isn't that what the case is about? I'm confused.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Over this shyt ... over it ... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d19f02a4fbf81f05fd9c26bb25a734af4c017e6460a75000de8891c1c50c4341.gif so I'm out ..... same shyt over and over

  • jwoo250

    That cough is a tactic he uses. Does anyone recall the video when they were saying they were okay and you heard a cough in the background.

    You see the pattern. I lived in this type of abuse I know. This is crazy and wild. He really doing something and done groomed these women. They scared. Lord have mercy.

  • Kanyade

    He was coughing to control those girls' answers.

  • Petty4Life

    Well, on his defense it’s ok for him to prevent them from saying anything that may implicate him or used against him in court. We may not like it but hey ?????

  • Ghost

    2 years from now...these SAME girls will be on the talk show circuit denouncing Kelly and saying how stupid they were! If they can’t talk without his presence then there is something to HIDE.....#jailRKelly

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Gayle I’m side eyeing you know you are making your rounds in late night television. All you ppl are crooked. lol Gator I’m waiting in that Hary Weinstein interview. I bet very few knew he was in court yesterday. Smh

  • jwoo250

    He was coughing to control them that's a signal he developed for them to not tell the truth. Please tell me you aren't that naive? Lord have mercy he is doing something strange with those girls.

  • Kanyade

    YUP. Since she is getting all this exposure as such a great journalist, put these folks on deck, too:

    1. Harvey Weinstein
    2. David Geffen
    3. Bryan Singer
    4. Kevin Spacey
    5. Mario Batali (who I read closed/left his restaurants?)
    6. all the rest of them, mens and womens, who been getting away with this type of abuse for eons.,

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jwoo250

    Lol.. I can always count on you to give me a good laugh... I'm on the same page over the circus. Somebody give him a clown nose already he's earned it..lol

  • jwoo250

    Lol.. I can always count on you to give me a good laugh... I'm on the same page over the circus. Somebody give him a clown nose already he's earned it..lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    Gayle is milking the shit outta her interview with Kellz. Enuff already

  • Alextra Ballard

    Gayle is milking the shit outta her interview with Kellz. Enuff already

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Petty4Life

    Tell me about it. If R Kelly is found guilty so be it. Let him pay for his criminal activities. But I’m not here for this selective slander and innocent-before-proven guiltily attack against him.

  • Petty4Life

    Tell me about it. If R Kelly is found guilty so be it. Let him pay for his criminal activities. But I’m not here for this selective slander and innocent-before-proven guiltily attack against him.

  • EasyBreezy

    Was Gail already scheduled with Colbert before the RK interview?

  • EasyBreezy

    Was Gail already scheduled with Colbert before the RK interview?

  • Yoni7

    Ok to prevent WHO from saying what about who? I'm speaking on Gayle just being on the late night shows about her interview. Like for what? Did Robin Roberts do a late night interview about her interview with Jussie? I'm just wondering. When did THIS become a thing.

  • Yoni7

    Most likely not. But who knows, she probably hurry up and did the interview so that they could actually have something to talk about, instead of them asking "How does it feel to be Oprah's bff?"

  • free

    whether he coughed or not, they ain't breaking the law and he ain't breaking the law. we do have cults and cult leaders but if they ain't going around stabbing folk and committing petty crime---and he ain't making them drink the koolaid---i'm not sure why we should care about these two. at least one of the lil chicks sound intelligent enough to me. she didn't appear high, abused, docile, or throw off any red flags. she told gail stay out of her twat and i hollered.

  • LYRICS

    Right! Which interviewer goes on a late night talk show, to be interviewed about and interview they did!? Seeeeee Gayle, sounds silly now huh!! LMAO!!!

  • Yoni7

    THE WHOLE Catholic Archdiocese.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    She sure is! Smh. She is looking really weird out here! lol

  • Whirl

    President Donald Trump. Case of the alleged then 13 year old child that he allegedly raped attached https://www.scribd.com/doc/316341058/Donald-Trump-Jeffrey-Epstein-Rape-Lawsuit-and-Affidavits

  • MsSapphire9800

    You did not see any headlines when Weinstein was in court yesterday...with his new defense team begging for more time to get his defense together...did she speak on it on her am show.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Black women sets black man up to destroy him she get new contract and interviews

  • Kanyade

    Nope. Knew nothing about. I get that "we" get treated differently in the media.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Where is Azriel “next question” clary at?

  • MsSapphire9800

    I am not going to ruin my Friday reading her boring one-hit interview...so now she get invites to late night shows....I hope they still don;t renew her contract.

  • Kanyade

    all of 'em.

    I wanna say I saw something last week about the Vatican creating a support whatever for the priests that have been accused or are molesting kids. I thought, what about the kids? That's where the primary concern should lie. Not in protecting their own. First the needy (the chirren traumatized from the abuse) and then the greedy (them priests who let the devil use 'em.). It's so backwards. And wrong.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Lol! Yes

  • D-MoneyfromMaine

    While I agree with the Crux of your assessment of this situation, at least all of the other folks you are naming has not been accused of sex with CHILDREN, peeing on CHILDREN, marrying a CHILD, and passing STDs to CHILDREN. There is just a different level of sickness when these types of crimes are inflicted on CHILDREN as opposed to adults. Any sexual abuse or harassment is nefarious, but on CHILDREN? A different level of treachery, disgust, vileness, and criminology...

  • Coy little wink

    He met them when they were underage hello

  • Yoni7

    Is that what was going on? Her contract is about to be up?

  • Yup, I said it

    There are so many people in bad or screwed up relationships and I just want to shake them but being in a bad or controlling relationship is not a crime if there's no abuse. I don't thinks the family's should be putting these women's personal lives out here and nobody should use it as an agenda to convict R Kelly if all parties involved are saying there was no crime. Build your case on the under age girls and the women who say he abused them .This is gonna follow these women for the rest of their lives and when they do wake up,and try to move beyond it this, it will always follow them. We all made bad dating decisions at some point. Could you imagine if your family put that in the press?

  • Yoni7

    He set himself up. She has other motives.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Innocent before proven guilty?

    He tried to marry Aaliyah and there's a tape of him peeing on an under-aged girl.

    But stay in denial if you want.

  • Kanyade

    I didn't make the distinction. It is easy to lump all these sexual abusers together, but I agree with you there's a distinction; a significant one that I overlooked. Thanks for highlighting that for me.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    The more they said they weren't in a cult the more I believed they're in a cult. I dont think it's coincidental that none of R Kelly's girlfriends have contact with their friends or family members. These two or the Dominique girl. At the end of the day they're grown women. If they want to foo la la with R Kelly have at it...

  • Coy little wink

    Isolation from friends and family members is a form of emotional abuse

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

    Harvey Weinstein isn't dumb enough to give an interview.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Uh it's a hot topic especially after Kelly lost his mind during the interview.

  • D-MoneyfromMaine

    But he claims he is 100'% innocent though. Wonder what he thought they would say? ? Why did he agree to let them interview then if he got to cough his way through normal questions? Prolly to appear a little less monstrous and not like a slave owner but....??

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Is your abuser in jail?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Her contract is not up LOL...I think people fail to realize that Gayle is not just Oprah's friend...she was an accredited journalist for years before Oprah...They need her on CBS this morning because she's the comedic relief and her and Nora know how to tag-team a guest with the hard questions...

  • brooklyn23

    Ty. If he didnt go around being a pervert then there would be no interview for people to criticize her

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    This retrograde mercury in Pisces is making folks more nuts than usual.

  • Whirl

    What’s worse is the family put their younger children front and center of the media fiasco by having those young children at the press conference. Can you imagine the warm reception they will receive upon returning to school? Kids can be mean with their teasing.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Yes...CBS is trying to lock up “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King to a new contract as the network is looking to her to be a pivotal player in a turnaround of the news division....this was after her R Kelly interview.

  • Whirl

    Fair point

  • MsSapphire9800

    Gayle's contract ends in Dec...and CBS has a new President.... Susan Zirinsky

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Her contract is not up tho if anything she's about to be "head chair" on CBS this morning..."As CBS News president Susan Zirinsky examines the division she took over officially just last week, executives are mulling a potential morning scramble that could send at least two of the show’s four anchors to other assignments. Meanwhile, CBS News is in contract talks with King, who has emerged as the most visible member of the “CBS This Morning” team, thanks to a high-profile sit-down this week with disgraced music star R. Kelly"...they thinking about moving CBS This Morning to Washington D.C. and giving Nora the 6:30 pm time slot on CBS evening News....Gayle has secured her own seat and may become the head chair for the morning show....

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Please read above Honey...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Her job with CBS isn't her only job.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Emotional abuse isn’t a crime if it is I got a whole lot of mfers who abused me. Starting with my last employer I want their azzes locked up to then.

  • Yup, I said it

    Not if That's what they want to do. I have relatives that don't talk to no one in the family grandparents, parents, nada. They aren't in relationships they are/were single people. They are estranged because they simple wanna be estranged. Its their choice.

  • Junkanoo

    Judge Cogan ripped Harvey Weinsteins team a new one and accused them of trying to manipulate the court. Trail is set for 4/15/19 hopefully it wont be pushed back. The nerve of Weinsteins team trying to throw their weight around glad it didnt work.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Well it is the only job most people know her for at this moment,

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Ok!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL. ok

  • MsSapphire9800

    Thanks to R Kelly

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    That interview along just secured a seat for "head chair" at CBS this morning...the new president has a role for Gayle but if Gayle leaves its because she wants to not because of the network...there are four chairs on CBS this morning. They made a mistake of adding the fourth chair in october to the show...Nora will probably go too CBS Evening news and they are thinking about moving John too...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    MMMMM no!

  • MsSapphire9800

    I post the same damn thing....HONEY

  • EMILY POST

    OKAY NOW SHE IS DURING AN INTERVIEW TOUR.... about her interview... Shes Trash for that!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Tell the truth and shame the devil!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Not at all....they lost Charlie (which was a major network hit in 2017)...they added John to kinda replace Charlie but he's not as hard hitting as Charlie Rose was int he first place...Gayle and Nora tag-team and interview like no other together or apart...they added the younger chick who literally is messing up the rotation but I understand because Gayle and Nora are the one's getting the exclusive stories and it got to a point that they were on assignment so much that they needed a fourth...the whispers about CBS evening news and Nora have been circulating for months...why would they drop their "Lead Anchor" the one that has been there from day one...just because you dont like her doesn't mean she's going anywhere just watch another station...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You dont want no smoke...just move on...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    She got a smart azz mouth...talking to Gayle like she dont have no sense...Im pretty sure Kells done used a ball gag on her a few times...

  • Coy little wink

    I didn't say it was a crime. Its just a sign they are in an abusive relationship. If your work environment is/was hostile YES that is a crime...consult an employment attorney. This thread is about a relationship between r Kelly and 2 women...not employment

  • free

    they fugging and drugging. these are 20 year olds doing 20 year old stupid shyt like 20 year olds mostly do. the majority are in college doing the same stupid shyt except on campus. they will grow out of it.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yup...a controlling power move...

  • Yup, I said it

    Its parents are using their kids to get attention. These parents of Azriels and Jocelyn need to stop. This is no different than if they were dating a "Tyrone" who had them doing threesomes and was cheating. The only difference is that RKelly is famous and the parents wanna get a reality show or a civil judgment going. You ain't gonna get shit out "Tyrone" or and "Offset" type guy if they dated your daughter, but plenty of fatherless grandbabies.

  • MsSapphire9800

    I am not reading your essays so please take it to someone else post...It is Friday and this shit is not that serious...Have a nice day and move on!!!!
    https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7bu3ZBAC6sUDvuNO/giphy.gif

  • Yoni7

    I don't these folks, nor this seating arrangement. LOL

  • MsChocolate

    Milk that cow, lady.

  • Yoni7

    WOW!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Robert is emotional because he is not trying to own anything. Own that you enjoy younger women. Instead of saying they are legal. Own that you told them you were upfront on wanting more than 1 girlfriend. Instead of saying you know men with more women than that. He is shady so he couldn’t even be confident in the way he likes to live. He could’ve even owned that he made a mistake when it came to Aaliyah and that’s it, no details.

  • free

    the family seems a lil extra considering the girls are not showing any signs of abuse. i hella side eye them. if it were my 20-year old daughter and i had eyes on her--both from the police and the media--i would have to go home and pray daily. i would NOT be exposing my child like this. all i ask is that you check in.

  • Love Luv

    Generally & respectfully speaking. If you are tired of certain articles scroll right past them. It is not that hard. I think it takes more effort to login to complain than to scroll your thumb upwards. I scroll past them and block with no problem. Must be broken on some people’s device.

    Same goes to Gayle’s interviews. It is very possible to not watch the interviews if you don’t want.

    Everyone likes different things and it’s hard enough to keep a blog fresh. When articles aren’t published enough, that’s a problem too. ?

    Gayle should get as much out of this as possible. She is rattling bones and getting paid. I notice Gayle isn’t on her cell phone while working and hustling. She is focused on her duties. I think that’s what employers expect but hey let’s drag the woman who is doing what she is suppose to, while at the workplace zoomed in on phones doing what not paid to do.

    Gayle is in very least but most importantly bringing attention to resources for and about domestic violence and trafficking. She is maximizing her platform and getting $. As if some would not. She is doing what she is suppose to do... living a life without ceilings. Don’t get mad at her for buying a 12ft Christmas tree because your ceilings are only 9ft. Use your 24 hours differently and then perhaps your ceilings will be different.

    Let the game changers continue to upgrade their own circumstances and for the rest....

    Let those hit dogs holler.

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  • Coy little wink

    My comment stands. Of course there are exceptions. But if you are not estranged before entering a relationship...then you cut friends and family off..that is a red flag for emotional abuse. Google it

  • Whirl

    I’m not gonna hate on a black woman’s hustle. Yes. Milk on lady milk on.

  • U gon learn today

    A headline on another site described him as ‘creepily lurking in the shadows’ during their interview...I know I shouldn’t laugh but I couldn’t help it.

    On a serious note though, as much as I try to understand the psychology of the mind and how people end up in these situations, I simply do not understand the hold R Kelly that has on these women. This is like some Charles Manson level of mind control.

  • Yoni7

    Makes sense, as I don't watch it. :yeshrug: LOL However, if you took a poll, how do you think people would recognize her initially? As a journalist.......or Oprah's BFF?

  • free

    i haven't seen any of it. their parents got something to hide (or gain), which is why i believe the chicks.

  • Yup, I said it

    Hahahah

  • Alextra Ballard

    That’s apart of the cycle....defending their abusers...it neva fails

  • free

    yep, that's what i just said. first, we're gonna get an iyandla 6-part special.

  • Whirl

    Im with you. I’m not about to argue with nobody about nothing. Takes too much energy. Agree or not I respect folks right to their own truth within the context and kaleidoscope of their life experiences. Let Aristotle tell it that’s the only real truth anyway- the gnostic type of knowledge (epistemology) gained through life experiences.

  • leapyearpisces

    Propa- mutha -fugging -ganda. Throw the whole lot of them away...that includes Oprah, Gayle, dem whittle white men from leaving neverland, R. Kelly an ALL of his LEGAL and NOT legal whores. and their parents as well. In the words of Jenie...FUGG ALL DEM HEXANBEASTS. especially Oprah who is more dangerous than R.Kelky and M.J. put together.

  • Coy little wink

    Girrrl...when I make a valid point folks always try to argue like I don't state facts...

  • Yup, I said it

    You assume everybody likes their family. Nerp. Can't choose your family but you can cut them loose.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I would say depending on the persons age if I didn't know of her news history I would say Oprahs BFF...I remember when she was an anchor back in the day but Oprah did expand her notoriety...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    LOL I dont know too many people that watch national news in the morning just local...

  • Coy little wink

    I did not make an assumption. I said isolation is a form of emotional abuse. Didn't point a finger at r Kelly or anyone. so where is the assumption?

    Of course you can isolate yourself...but that's not what I'm talking about.

  • Renee26

    Heeey... The make up artist got the winning shot. Add photographer to their resume

  • Miss Thang

    Gayle King is becoming a celebrity off of this R Kelly story. Sickening.

  • Miss Thang

    I agree ?

  • U gon learn today

    It’s a 3 part interview that is still airing and is the topic of a very high profile, controversial case against a celebrity. The residual conversation from this isn’t going to disapate overnight. I can’t understand why Gayle is being attacked when she is merely the journalist doing the interview. She didn’t commit the crimes or have sex with underaged girls so why are people backlashing her? R Kelly WILLFULLY agreed to do this interview and his camp even had the nerve release a statement saying they were pleased with his “compelling” performance, which means his legal team pushed him to do this. But everybody blames Gayle.

    This old black community tradition that puts responsibility on black women to suffer in silence and protect a black man at all costs really pisses me off.

  • Renee26

    True... Ion feel for those girls and I think there were a lot more sister wives before all this came to light.

    When Joycelyn interfered with Dominique's mom trying to get her from that hotel by calling the police pretending to be Dominique and said her mom was stalking and harassing her that erased all her "victimhood" in my eyes. She at that point was exposed as one of Robert's handlers of the other girls. Those 2 were sold to him and they're happy to be there. Fugg them

  • Yup, I said it

    I'm just glad to see that Azriels and Jocelyn has they heads combed and brushed this time. Their wigs at that courthouse looked manged.

  • Renee26

    Soon as Gargamels cat turned 18 her parents never heard from her again. It was said that's when she signed Robert's contract... His submission NDA contract

  • MrsSpice1

    So you got all of that from her doing one interview with a sick twisted man many of you and US already knew about?!? Oh please ppl have the right just like you say to state their own opinion about this circus surrounding a very sick black man!!!!! The industry knew what rkelly was doing and waited until to the right moment to expose him after they benefited and profited off of him!! There are just as many white ppl in the industry and streets commiting worse but who are exposing and attacking them?!? Of course as soon as black person does it ...the media is quick to expose that but when white ppl are involved they are highly protected from such slander.... like THEIR CROOKED FRIEND Harvey Pigstein!! And i would rather my humble lifestyle then a lifestyle thats built off of helping the enemy do their dirty work against the black race!

  • Renee26

    Agreed the focus shouldn't be on those 2 but instead the children he fuggs in all 3 holes

  • U gon learn today

    She probably has just as much of a chance of interviewing Harvey Weinstein as you do. So you gonna blame her for not hitting him over the head and dragging him to CBS studios to talk face to fact? The ignorance in the room is astounding.

  • Renee26

    True but since they won't admit that he fugged them before they were legal it's frivolous

  • C Mack

    If you have time to complain about people complaining, you’re just as bad. That’s surely not a good way to spend those 24 hours you speak of.

    Also, not everyone works the type of job where they can’t be on their phone, and even if they do, you don’t know people’s schedules to accuse them of being off task.

  • Vegas1989

    Good Morning Roses! Happy Women's Day and Friday! Women please be proud that we have our freedom to work and do whatever we put our hearts and mind to do.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I thought this thread was about R. Kelly. Oh never mind ?

  • Ebony Starr

    The best way to do that is to not give interviews. Their words said that they were OK, but their actions said otherwise.

  • shauna

    People knew who she was before this and her media experience in addition to ties with Oprah made her the go to for CBS to send for this interview.

    I will say this; let these young ladies who've been with him since their late teens present receipts if they have them to incriminate their families but I doubt that they will since they don't exist. How in the hell are your parents going to release your nude photos with a man to the entire world or do they send all of their nude sex photos to their mamas and daddys' to get their opinions? I've not taken any such photos with a man because I'm not of Generation StupidAss, but I can't imagine making sure my parents or anyone in my family saw them if did.
    And if the parents were asking for money, I'm sure there's a trail of texts that exist somewhere.

    Young ladies, lying on your parents for this dumb ass fool isn't convincing a soul that you HAVEN'T been brainwashed. Au contraire, I'd say he did a real good number on the both of you!

  • Miss K

    Every time I hear Azriel, I think about Gargamel’s cat from the Smurfs.

  • Renee26

    You late... Somebody already branded her with that nickname on the blog ?

  • Vegas1989

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ccf741a1a5ade077ed11548de3fd4fc5Happy Women's Day and Friday! Women please be proud that we have our freedom to work and do whatever we put our hearts and mind to do.7ebb65442541e16df94f7073f9fdf0c.png

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Yep ? you said that!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Amen!!!!

    I took the day off to treat myself and just to regroup. Here it ties right into today.

  • Yoni7

    LOL I get my news, weather and traffic from the radio in the morning.. LOL

  • Vegas1989

    Well enjoy your day!

  • Vegas1989

    I have a question Roses? Please don't shoot me for this. Knowing how creative musically and talented that R. Kelly is, is it wrong to listen to his music still? Please chime in on this.

  • Coy little wink

    Then why you bringing up your employer?

    That's right never mind...

  • U gon learn today

    Black Twitter/Social Media had their heads buried in the sand, too busy passing around memes and gossip about Cardi B and what not all during 2018, while Harvey Weinsteins entire world came crashing down after the first victim tweeted about how she was abused by him and then a while avalanche of women started coming forward. Urban gossip sites, which is how you get your news, missed the everyday worldwide trending topics of Weinsteins name in the media for months and months, all of the mass protests by white women, the Lifetime specials, the Sundance Film documentary and his subsequent indictments on rape/sexual harassment charges. You missed the news of the collapse of his businessses that drove him into bankruptcy. But now because R Kelly is getting his day of reckoning, which is not about Weinstein but about HIS victims, you fools can’t stop saying Weinstein’s name. When you didn’t even know or care who he was prior to R Kelly.

  • Miss K

    I saw it after but thank you!!!!

  • Yoni7

    It's all about how YOU FEEL about the person. Who's to tell you if you're wrong or right?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    his behavior is very 'pimpish' ...like that coughing was another version of a pimp stomping his foot to get 'his hoes' in line, smh

  • Coy little wink

    That's sad. As you know my daughter and I are estranged this is a matter close to my heart. You raise your children expect to watch them blossom as adults and be a part of their life....at least I did. Not sure about these parents...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i actually hope they will be 'free' (mentally) of him 2 years from now

  • Coy little wink

    Do you boo

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. And they're not going to be with RKelly forever. I'm convinced he's going to prison and will also be flat broke pretty soon. Then where will they go? They're going to have to go back home at some point.
    And after accusing their parents of all this stuff, that homecoming is going to be awkward, to say the least.

  • Look@m3

    I just screamed!!!! Girl, I should be able to sue my last one too!

  • Look@m3

    sO MAD AT THIS GIF LMAO

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Ouch. That was kinda harsh... but basically true.

  • Look@m3

    I HATE Good morning America. I get so annoyed when I turn the news on...They are absolutely boring...

  • RespectSelf

    Some of the most talented artist were and are drug addicts. You never hear folks saying that they're not listening to their music because they don't support drug addicts lol... Said that all to say... He was talented and has some good music. Why not listen to it?

  • bemetoo

    this old bulldagger finna milk this story harpo over there saying u go gayle

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's an individual decision. I wont be listening to his stuff, but I'm not gonna judge anybody who does. I'd say just follow your conscience. Simple as that.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so sorry Coy, smh. and you seem like the bomb azz mom too, Lol! still, young folks have a mind of their own (even if that frontal lobe is subject to malfunction)... i was an azz to my mom at times, but a taste of the 'real world' quickly taught me to cherish the ground she walks on... i hope you two can reconnect, soon. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e86501847072dcba783eea0bbb2c002d3ed3d888581b08556155899f7897582f.gif

  • Renee26

    Find comfort in knowing you did all you could to raise her right... Some people have to learn their lessons the hard way through experiences versus relying on wisdom.

    I side eye her parents for putting her up on that stage. There may be some truth behind them encouraging an innappropriate relationship for a come up.

  • Look@m3

    Hunty....all we need to do is add Rkelly name to the list. There are tons more to be added just that they are in different forms. The Catholic Church for one can be added. Everytime this hits the news...it comes and goes like a weather report. I get your point. When people register as a sex offender, they are still sex offenders on the registry whether its with a child, women or elder. Its all sick!

  • Renee26

    ?

  • MsJC

    I loved R. Kelly back then, and his music is still bumping now! This is not my problem, young girls being sold by their parents to a predator. R. Kelly's baby making music will always be classic.
    Question: does anyone still listen to Elvis Presley? Because he married a 14 year old after grooming her for years!

  • Coy little wink

    Thanks Nancy ?

  • Yui

    It’s your choice.

  • Coy little wink

    Thanks Renee ?

  • heavn_sent

    I NEVER comment anymore..but FTR..I hate all of y'all!!! So many days I am literally over here in tears. All that aside...
    I am VERY sorry to hear about your baby girl, so I'm here to help. I have a slightly used 12 yo (13 in two months). He is house broken and potty trained although sometimes he doesn't smell like it. Doesn't eat much unless you count, rice, oranges, Dynamitos, Taqis, anything with lemon pepper...aw hell...never mind. I'll ship for free and even throw in a 2016 Xbox One. So whatcha say?

  • HeaVen Sent

    I fine gayles involvement in this fishy since her bff can't stand Kelly. I'm almost to the point where I wouldn't put it pass Oprah and Gayle to have given the money to the lady to get Kelly out so they could blow this up

  • Look@m3

    Dang thats hellllaaa shady....Girl you should be a writer. I would read your book but if this really is true to strategically set Gayle up is FOUL

  • shauna

    You'd be surprised. The love of parents or should I say a mother is so damn unconditional and strong. Those girls could have gone on a nationwide killing spree with that man and their mother's would be showing them in their girl scout uniforms and talking about how excited they were when they got their first bike. Chile.

  • Junkanoo

    A lot of talented people have done some fucked up things. I try to seperate the person from their art but doesn't always work. Am not a R Kelly fan but l will still listen to Micheal Jacksons music Oprah is a self righetous know it all.

  • HeaVen Sent

    Look@me3,,I am a writer working on my first bookisode...but yes, Oprah hugged up on Weinstein got my pettydar jumping

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins
  • Coy little wink

    He sounds very similar to my twin nephews. I think I'm good ?

  • heavn_sent

    I doubt very seriously Gayle called Stephen Colbert, or anyone else and asked if she could come on to talk about the interview. When they call..you pick up and GO GET YO MONEY GIRL! She would be a fool not to.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • U gon learn today

    I mean, I just don’t understand the logic, why is black social media crying about why Weinstein isn’t being treated like R Kelly when we all know the black community isn’t following Weinstein news to begin with? Everybody just keeps passing the same misinformation to deflect from the real issue and it’s annoying. Weinstein is currently awaiting trial and I am sure as soon as this starts, his name will be highlighted in media full force again but don’t expect these black blogs to cover it because the truth is, the black community could care less.

    Even so, people need to stop unreasonably expecting that every rapist or pedophile in the white community or Catholic Church must be taken down before R Kelly’s victims can get their chance at justice. This case isn’t about every other problem in the world, it’s about R Kelly.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. I think many of us black folk put our icons on such a pedestal that we almost take it personally when we see them being brought down.... even if it's their own bad behavior that brought them down (Bill Cosby, for example).

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Big time.....!!!! A for sure sign!!!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So if a white person did the interview, folk would be on here saying "the white man is trying to bring a brotha down". A black woman does the interview and she's a "sellout", "coon", "traitor to her race", etc.. for supposedly "trying to bring a brotha down". SMH. I guess at the end of the day, some people just want to make excuses for R Kelly's behavior, and wouldn't mind if he got away with all the sexual crimes he [allegedly] committed.

  • Petty4Life

    They are not going at him for Aaliyah this time round. Let stay on the current case at hand ?????

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Thats why I like CBS this morning...they are funny and are always cracking jokes...

  • Jersey Girl

    That part!

  • brooks hill

    as a old school guy, i never liked Kelly music.i didnt like him as a guy and i did not care enough to try. i heard about aaliyah and her daddy beating Kelly when he found out. then i find out about the other young girls and payoffs to keep quiet. he just like Micheal, super talented but likes young girls or boys. real men don`t chase children so goodbye Kelly. i won`t miss you for sure.

  • Musiclover

    The last picture if you look at it right looks like R Kelly is lavataing off the ground getting ready to pimp slap someone and ms. Glaye woulce been ready too, do you see her bald up fist? I’ve been up since 2 am.

  • Li-Wright

    Pimp is the right word to describe him.

  • Elevated Soul

    "Making Excuses For A Person
    Does Not Define Who They
    Are....It Defines Who
    You are.

  • Logan Roberts

    Gayle is popping right now, probably trying to ease in at having a talk show ?

  • Victorious82

    Such a silly argument for ppl to make. R Kelly chose Gayle to do the interview. He shot his own self in the foot with his behavior during the interview.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    She did a great job with that interview. I think she may have handle that better than Oprah would have

  • RAE23

    It saddens me that so many seem to defend this man and his continued behavior. It's not about judgment. It's about years and years of pedophilia that obviously has continued considering his relationships with those two young women. They are so lost, young, and naïve. It truly saddened me to hear that the only goals they have is continuing to be with Robert who is going to take care of them regardless! That was quite a statement from those young ladies. SAD SAD SAD

  • RAE23

    I wouldn't say it's wrong to keep listening to his music but I promise listening to it certainly gives me a different feel. My husband and I debate about it as he separates the man from the music. I am not sure as a woman that it's as easy for me to do so. I cringe at some of the lyrics knowing that it's quite possible that he was singing about young girls. It's touchy...

  • RAE23

    Exactly, my husband and I agree to disagree.

  • RAE23

    She is something else isn't she?

  • RAE23

    Young, naïve, and lost! They really aren't mature enough for all that is happening! I must say that I feel for them because they are truly victims who do not realize it but I think certainly will one day.

  • Elevated Soul

    Your analogy is not logical....

    When someone is a drug addict,the pain is usually self inflicted.No one on Earth is perfect but to compare a flawed artist with a few personal issues to a one who molest other people is again,not logical at all.

    Pedophiles damage the spirits of other people.Many abused children end up on the street trying to escape their abuser.This may lead to drug use prostitution/suicide prison or homicide.Many who are abused are confused sexually which may lead to living a homosexual lifestyle.There are many consequences for those who are abused.

  • Elevated Soul

    I agree....R. Kelly has been abusing girls and in particular Black girls for over 30 years. I guess his fans want to wait another 30 for him to be arrested.

    He trolled High-Schools/Elementary/McDonald's & CVS stores and elsewhere in Chicago for victims. He chose Black girls because they're the MOST vulnerable because no one cares about Black girls. This is evident by all of the excuses many Blacks whether male or female make for that perverted violent male called Robert Sylvester Kelly.

  • RespectSelf

    The logic is that we often still listen to artist even if we do not support their lifestyle choices. I was not making a point to say that molesting or raping someone is the same as being a drug addict. Listening to someone's music doesn't mean you support drug addicts, women beaters, pedophiles, devil worshipers, std spreading, lying, cheating, and the list goes on.... It just means you like their music and they are talented.

  • Carla

    Aruh's ex-lawyer is on his death bed and he is telling it all!!! "

    [Ed Genson, R. Kelly's first trial lawyer said his former client is “not a very bright person,”]

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2019/03/08/r-kelly-news-ex-lawyer-says-guilty-as-hell-when-he-defended-him/3104641002/

  • Elevated Soul

    I know several people who like his music, who tell me they will keep listening to him but only by way of earphone.They won't let anyone know they are listening to him.

  • D-MoneyfromMaine

    Drug addiction is self-destructive and harmful to self, inherently. Peeing on CHILDREN and giving them STDs is not. It's a whole different level of moral corruptness, character, disgust, and nastiness. But keep justifying and listening?

  • Scromes1212

    This ain't a crime lol hell ive done this plenty of times when my girl was on the phone smh they need to stick to what he is charged with and what that case involves. All this extra stuff is only going to create sympathy for RK.

  • RespectSelf

    lol I've been seeing this a lot. It seems that this is the common response when someone post something like this. There's no excuses to be made. Some folks are simply not into condemning folks. lol It doesn't mean they support or are making excuses. Dude is sick. Period He needs help. Period. Unfortunately the whole situation doesn't just begin and end with him.

  • Renee26

    That they are...they wanna be grown so bad. They will deal with the consequences of these decisions for the rest of their lives. To be sexually used up and infected with an uncurable STD before even being old enough to drink is sad.

  • RespectSelf

    The point I made was not say they were the same thing... it was to say that we listen to music because it sounds good to us.... not because we know that the person creating is the perfect human. lol If that were the case then wouldn't be listening to any music

  • Dowoop

    Well seeing as Hitler is dead he wouldn't benefit from the purchase anyways... ?????

  • 2gr8ful

    The converstaion: I will handle the the MJ accusers and you will interview Robert. By the end of the week we will be spotlight.

  • RAE23

    The fact that he is a herpes carrier does not seem to matter to so many! INCURABLE! I just do not understand. Unbelievable.

  • D-MoneyfromMaine

    huh? the point is not that those who created music and arehas to be perfect..but rather, when and what kind of behavior crosses the line? Using my example, If Hitler made a dope album, I guess you are saying you would listen and support him because it sounds good. Umm....okay?

  • Cali

    You're a sick idiot and a pedophile apologist. A DRUG ADDICT is NOT equivalent to a RAPIST and/or CHILD MOLESTER. Your logic in none.

  • Renee26

    Ikr....ewwww

  • Cali

    Some of my favorite music was by R. Kelley and I knew about Aaliyah, but was too young to understand. Now I do, and I had to delete his music because when I listen to it I feel disgusted. He abused young black girls for so long because they were black girls. I cannot and will not support a sexual abuser of black girls/women periot! But you do you, I just don't know how your stomach doesn't turn.

  • Malai

    Are you calling everyone pedophiles or what

  • RespectSelf

    "listen and support"... I would listen to the songs that I like. Listening to someone's music on a free or even paid streaming services is barely support. I'm not saying get all your money and buy 100's of his albums or pay to go to a concert. lol and pay for VIP access to meet the man to let him know you support him. smh I don't believe that the bad someone does negates the good they have done. He's a sick man that was blessed to be talented. I don't believe listening to someone's music means that you love and support that person.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    My point is that by trying to marry her he proved that he is a pedophile.

  • RespectSelf

    I didn't say a drug addict was equivalent to a rapist. smh Sorry that was your take away. Point was more about separating the artist from their art... I didn't excuse or apologize for his actions. The Most High made him talented knowing he would be sick man... direct this energy to the creator

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That was for tv purposes. He's trying to transition to tv and is going for that Emmy right off the bat.
    He may be slow, but he aint stupid. No way he would have put his hands on Gayle. She's friends with Madea.

  • Let them eat cake

    prodigal son/daughter

  • Rhyme and Reason

    You need to stop it!

    Not “this old bulldagger”and Harpo! Lol!

    This is so fricken funny!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Choices!

    I will listen to R. Kelly’s music! You’re right, how many still listen to Elvis?

    Or...

    Phil Spector

    Jerry Lee Lewis

    Marvin Gaye

    Chuck Berry

    The Rolling Stones

    And, we don’t know about others from his generation of superstars (singers, rappers, actors or ballers) what they may or may not have done, in perverted fashion!

  • TooMuchTea

    Of course she’s going! R Kelly interview is a good look for her, Gayle poppin! She’s carved her own path out of Oprah’s shadow.

  • blue skies

    WOW! ild man dying he dont gaf no mo????? & anither thing i don't understand how in the entire ? is R Kelly beoke ??????????SMDH!!

  • TooMuchTea

    Except Oprah’s backfired and Gayle getting all the shine. Lol

  • MsJC

    That part! I'm still a Michael Jackson fan too!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    If, we (the public) knew all the dirt or messed up things some of our faves have done, we wouldn’t be left with a whole lot of entertainment, or icons still standing, IMO!

    Kelly should have been stopped years ago!

    Today, people are over-compensating, and the media sensationalizing!

    The Subway spokesperson’s (Jarrett) perversion, was just a speed bump, and the media went on to the next story!

    You’re the only one to decide, and don’t burden yourself either way!

    It’s very sweet and caring of you to ask...seek

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Oh, I could only read an excerpt of Marvin Gaye’s ex-Wife Janice’s memoirs, Marvin Gaye was sic!

    I watched a compelling documentary on Bob Marley, and he was often a piece of crap, how he treated his wife Rita, and was so competitive with their sons! But, I’m grateful I got to know his moving music!

    Michael Jackson, sorry, forever a fan of HIS MUSIC! How Michael conspired against Jermaine according to Clive Davis, or tales of Quincy Jones about MJ, disheartened me! But, hurt people hurt, and I can separate the artist from the art!

    Unsung episode on Tammi Terrell, and how James Brown used to beat the sh#t out of Tammi Terrell b4 her brief hit-making career! The scene from “Get On The Bus,” and “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” comes on, showed brothers in such a beautiful light!

    MUSIC IS A LANGUAGE, THE SOUNDTRACK TO OUR LIVES!

  • Yup, I said it

    Thats truly unfortunate. My estranged siblings and relatives were all middle children who badly suffered middle child syndrome. Think of Vannessa from Cosby and Jan Brady. They felt like their light was dimmed by the family. So they branched out on their own because they saw family as a hindrance to their success. Sometimes when they get like that they feel anything less that praise and total agreement is critism. Its happened since the beginning of mankind like the prodigal son. Sometimes all the need is to branch out on their own to figure out where their support really came from. I don't take it personal and I really can't blame anybody of that's something they need for their own self development. I just pray that they are happy and healthey and that one day we can reconnect. I hope the same for you and your daughter.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    The sad thing is that abuse and violence against women is pandemic!

    The media focuses so much on Kelly (his apprehension) without offering the pathology of why these two women or any woman may man-share and stay in “CONTROLLING” relationships!

    Low self-worth and esteem

    Material Possessions

    Lifestyle

    Infamy - Fame

    Possible Future Earnings or Gifts

    These two women aren’t an anomaly, sadly! And, it gets worst than this!

  • Yup, I said it

    James clevland for some of the old heads.

  • bemetoo

    botha dem some carpet munchers

  • dontgetblocked

    Gayle is doing way too much. Her commentary after the interviews is anti- R. Kelly. She keeps calling these grown women victims. She looks like an Uncle Tom as the only black at the desk helping three white journalists tear down a black man. It just doesn't feel right. It always has to be somebody black tearing down another black. I've lost all respect for her.

  • dontgetblocked

    You went in. LOL!

  • dontgetblocked

    I can't stop myself.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Gayle's photographer took some excellent pictures of the new pairing. "The R" & Gayle actually make a striking looking couple. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c92444d9a4005a5b77f241decb4cffc8b76365aa654d9e7560684433f98b7ec.jpg

  • Panther Charleston

    Some are getting distracted by race amd gender, thinking that Kelly is being torn down by his own people and others. Kelly and all his crew that supported him in this nonsense tore him down. Now he mad people like King are calling him on his stuff. Anyone willing to date his azz may not be a victim of him, but has been a victim of something. He is terribly troubled and has been putting women and girls in bad situations since 1995. If Kelly hadn't done anything to get torn down, there wouldn't be anything to say, but that ain't even the case.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I was VERY offended when Gayle's co-host John Dickerson DELIBERATELY brought up TWO OTHER black famous men Cosby & MJ comparing them & their cases to R. Kelly. That was VERY RACIST! Why not bring up predators Bryan Singer or Weinstein?

  • KcoolMuziq
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I know that fool.

    My point is that he proved that he has a penchant for under-aged girl and lying.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    OOOh, not surprising, Eddie Long wasn’t alone! I come from a very “religious” immediate and extended family, they would have a hard time believing it!

  • consioussista

    Agree

  • consioussista

    Agree

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Its funny she says she cant see herself supporting his music , but ask Gayle if R.Kelly was paid for the interview , ask her did he profit and make a decent profit from the interview that she was apart of.

    FOH , she full of shit

  • Gina W.

    And he wonders why he has no money. A man who can't read, add or write but can sell music, lives in Trump Towers with his harem but can't pay child support. What child could look at a parent like this and even thinks he loves them? If he can afford TT surely he can afford child support or move somewhere less expensive. The gifts that God gives people and they just blow it!!

    I'm so sick of these weak, worshipping celebrity people saying someone is tearing these deviants down. No one is tearing them down. Who chose to do the behavior? He did. Who chose to prey on underage girls? He did. Who chose not to pay child support? He did. The only difference is the women who love him would be calling they 'baby daddy' not paying child support a damn dead beat father. They give RK a pass because he can sing.

  • Gina W.

    They are victims. They're living like Sisterwives. What does a 14 or 17 yr old know about an older man? Gayle isn't anti-RK. You're just a worshipper. There's a difference.

  • Gina W.

    No, he was not paid.

  • Gina W.

    Why? Because they were Black? Get over it. Weinstein's trial is in June. Even DL Hughley said they all knew what Cosby was doing in L.A. with women coming out of his dressing room with their clothes on backwards. And MJ had a mental break down long ago. He was talented but so lonely and began to prey on boys. LaToya said so back in the 90s too.

  • Kimocha

    The only question she didn't ask him is why does he call himself The Pied Piper?... He probably woulda really lost it then.

  • onelove

    rotfl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mickey Stone

    Dude is sick is all I can say!

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