R. Kelly got emotional in his first television interview since being charged with sexual abuse against a woman and three underage girls in Chicago.
Kelly, 52, was interviewed by CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, and angrily denied the accusations. At one point, Kelly looks at the camera and screams that “it’s stupid” to think he would hold women against their will given his past.
“Stop it. Y’all quit playing. Quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I’m fighting for my f—ing life,” he says in the video posted on Twitter Tuesday evening.
Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in February. A Cook County judge set bail at $1 million, calling the accusations against Kelly “disturbing.”
Do you still sit here and say you have never been with underage girls? Can you really say that?” King asked Kelly.
“I had two cases back then that I said in the beginning of the interview that I would not talk about because of my ongoing case now …
but I will tell you this, people are going back to my past … and they’re trying to add all of this stuff now to that, to make all of the stuff that’s going on now feel real to people,” replied Kelly.