R. Kelly lashes out in his first interview since his arrest for alleged sexual abuse: 'Stop it. Y’all quit playing! I didn’t do this stuff'

R. Kelly, while dismissing the rumors of sexual assault said, 'Not true! Whether they’re old rumors, new rumors, future rumors… not true!'


                            R. Kelly lashes out in his first interview since his arrest for alleged sexual abuse: 'Stop it. Y’all quit playing! I didn’t do this stuff'

R&B singer R. Kelly has decided to finally speak out and opened up for the first time ever since he got arrested and charged with criminal sexual abuse last month. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four alleged victims.

The disgraced singer did an interview with CBS 'This Mornings' Gayle King which will air on Wednesday. Just ahead of the whole interview, the outlet released several clips from the talk with Kelly who flatly denied all the allegations made against him, including those that alleged that he had sex with underage girls and also kept women as sex slaves.



The 52-year-old Kelly shared, "People are going back to my past and they’re trying to add [up] all of this stuff… to make all of this stuff that’s going on now feel real to people."

King, meanwhile, insisted that Kelly's past was very much relevant given that underage girls were allegedly involved, though Kelly branded it all as "rumors".

Referring to the 2008 case where he was acquitted, he said, "Absolutely, no it’s not [relevant] because, for one, I beat my case. When you beat something, you beat it." When King quickly said that she was not just talking of that one specific case, Kelly argued that his current case is considered "double jeopardy".



 

A 'double jeopardy' is a clause from the fifth amendment which prevents a person from being prosecuted twice for the same offense. "You can’t double jeopardy me, it’s not fair to nobody!", Kelly shared, before dismissing the rumors of sexual assault as false and saying, "Not true! Whether they’re old rumors, new rumors, future rumors… not true!"

He was also asked why the alleged victims would make up such claims and Kelly started to crumble and say that holding women against their will and also sexually abusing them was "stupid".



"I don’t need to [hold anybody against their will.] Why would I? That’s stupid, guys!" he shared. Following this, Kelly then faced the camera and continued his rant. "Forget how you feel about me! Hate me if you want to, love me if you want, but use your common sense! How stupid would it be for me with my crazy past and what I’ve been through to be like, 'Oh right now, I think I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain 'em up in my basement and don’t let 'em eat and don’t let 'em out?'"

R. Kelly denies all the sexual abuse and assault allegations made against him (Source: Getty Images)
R. Kelly denies all the sexual abuse and assault allegations made against him (Source: Getty Images)

"Stop it. Y’all quit playing! I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me! I’m fighting for my f—ing life!" he added.

He then goes on to throw an explosive fit, where he can be seen jumping up from his seat in apparent tears, throwing his fists in the air and walking up and around, all the while yelling at the cameras that the allegations on him were not true.

R.Kelly was released from jail on February 25 after he was able to pay 10% of his $1 million bail amount. He has denied all the sexual allegation claims made against him and is due to appear in court again on March 22.