In his first televised interview since his arrest, R. Kelly devolved into hysterics during an intense interview with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning,” screaming and crying as he emphatically maintained his innocence and claimed his accusers were lying.
“Thirty years of my career and you try to kill me?” he said, addressing the public as he stood over King in tears. “This isn’t about music; I’m trying to have a relationship with my kids and I can’t do it.”
Kelly’s interview comes less than two weeks after he was arrested and charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse
“I’ve been assassinated; I’ve been buried alive. But I’m alive,” he said.
In the interview, King asked Kelly about the reports that he held women against their will in a “sex cult”-like environment.
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