Kelly Sits Down For Explosive, Emotional Interview With Gayle King

Kelly Sits Down For Explosive, Emotional Interview With Gayle King

Kelly, who is facing indictment for 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving three minors out of a total of four women, told King he is not a "monster". King broached the subject of two women who are now living with him, 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage and 21-year-old Azriel Clary; the women's parents have claimed that their daughters are being held in an R. Kelly "cult", an allegation first made public in a 2017 Buzzfeed investigation. After years of delays and a reduction to 14 counts, in 2008 Kelly was found not guilty of all charges after the jury deliberated for a day.

When asked what disturbs him most, he replied, "All of them".

"I don't believe that prison will help or "fix" Robert's actual problems..."

"I'm just telling the truth", he told King.

"Absolutely, no it's not", Kelly shot back.

King brought up the allegations from multiple women, including those who say Kelly was emotionally and physically abusive, which Kelly strongly denied. "I'm not Lucifer. I'm a man, I make mistakes". I'm going to take her to the concert.

"They are still talking about you and underage girls".

King told Oprah magazine that it was Kelly's team that reached out to her for the interview. "I have been buried alive from these lies".

The recording artist has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves. King said. "That defies logic to me".

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"We can't double jeopardy me like that, it's not fair", Kelly said, despite the fact that he was previously charged for child pornography. "How stupid would it be for me ... with my insane past and what I've been through?"

He continued, "That's stupid!" He requested that the camera stay on him, and began to yell, calling the allegations "stupid", saying, "use your common sense". "Let alone 4, 5, 6, 50 you said - how stupid would I be to do that?" "Hate me if you want to, love me if you want. But just use your common sense", he says, raising his voice. "How stupid would it be for me, with my insane past and what I've been through-oh, right, now I just think I need to be monster and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don't let them eat, don't let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle!"

You're probably going to see clips from this interview surface again and again as Kelly's courtroom battle plays out.

When King persisted in questioning, Kelly angrily responded: "Stop it. Y'all quit playing!" This is not me! "I am fighting for my f*cking life!" Y'all killing me with this shit! "I gave you 30 years of my f-king career!" "Not true. Whether they're old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true", he said. "I need help!" When King asked "What kind of help?"

"I'm going to answer your question". My heart is so big. "People betray me, and I keep forgiving 'em!"

King told Kelly that he seemed to be "playing the victim card".

The renewed scrutiny on Kelly was driven in large part by the Lifetime documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly".

For the first time since the docuseries came out, Kelly is speaking publicly.

Gayle, by the way, has been praised for her composure during the emotional interview. More of the interview is expected to air Thursday.