R Kelly Breaks Down As He Speaks Out For The First Time Since His Arrest
R Kelly has given his first interview since being charged with with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four alleged victims.
The R&B star denies all the allegations against him and remained relatively calm during the chat with CBS.
However, when interviewer Gayle King pushes him on the topic of keeping one of his victim's against their will, Kelly explodes.
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
Kelly has pleaded not guilty; see the first clips here & watch @CBSThisMorning Wednesday at 7a ET. pic.twitter.com/5yT1QwPsIq
"Stop it," he screams, "All you quit playing. Quit playing. I didn't do this stuff! This is not me! I'm fighting for my fucking life!"
The claims are said to have taken place between 1998 and 2010 with the BBC reporting that at least three of the victims were aged between 13 and 16 at the time of their alleged assaults.
CBS reporter Gayle King kicks off the interview with asking Kelly whether he's been with underage girls before.
He said: "I'll sit here and say this, I had two cases back then that I said at the beginning of the interview that I would not talk about because of my ongoing case now.
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"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."
As they move on from the allegations about underage girls, Kelly reminds Gayle King that he has beaten claims like this in the past.
He's referring to when he was indicted in 2002 on 13 counts of child pornography before being acquitted in 2008.
King wasn't having it and replied with: "But I'm not talking about the one case in which you were acquitted, I'm talking about the other cases where women have come forward and said 'R. Kelly had sex with me when I was under the age of 18. R. Kelly was abusive to me, emotionally, physically, and verbally. R. Kelly took me in a black room where unspeakable things happened.'
"This is what they're saying about you."
Seconds later, Kelly exploded with emotion and struggled to hold back his tears.
The 'I Believe I Can Fly' singer has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him and has been ordered not to contact the alleged victims.
The full interview is set to air on CBS.
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