R. Kelly cried his eyes out during an explosive interview with Gayle King which will air on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, March 6. The troubled singer sat down for his first interview since his arrest for aggravated sexual abuse of three minors.
Kelly told King that he couldn't speak on the specifics of his current charges, but he stated, "I will tell you this: people are going back to my past, that's exactly what they doing, they going back to the past and they're trying to add all of this stuff now to that. To make all of this stuff that's going on now feels real to people."
When King insisted that his past is relevant to his current charges with underage girls, he said emphatically, "Absolutely no, it's not. Because, for one, I beat my case."
Kelly added that the new charges violated his rights from being tried again on the same charges.
"When you beat your case, you beat your case. They can't double jeopardy me like that."
Kelly became agitated again when King pressed him to explain why multiple women accused him of doing unspeakable things to them sexually when they were underage.
"Not true!" he yelled. "Old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true!"
"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... how stupid would I be to do that! That's stupid, guys!"
Then he looked directly into the camera and addressed the viewers at home: "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!
"Quit playing. Y'all quit playing. I didn't do this stuff! This is not me. I am fighting for my f---ing life!"
Watch the sneak preview below.
NEW: R&B singer R. Kelly, charged with aggravated sexual abuse, angrily denied the accusations in a new interview with @GayleKing, insisting the claims are “rumors” & “not true.”
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 5, 2019