R. Kelly is under investigation in Detroit for a separate sexual assault case. "And they said, if they ever had to blackmail him, which they're trying to do now, they can use it against him, which is exactly what they're doing". "They don't want any money".
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who is representing two women Kelly allegedly victimized, two parents, and two "whistleblowers" in the matter, appears to have officially endorsed the theory that Kelly was engaging in thinly veiled intimidation.
Asked specifically about Clary and Savage, Kelly said, "I love them, they're my girlfriends". "What kind of father, what kind of mother, will sell their daughter to a man?"
At one point in the video, you can see R. Kelly's publicist come to calm him down.
Savage concurred with Clary, accusing her parents of extortion. I, you know, I have nothing against her still. You guys are believing this f--king façade that our parents are saying.
Kelly told King during their interview that his ex was not telling the truth when she alleged abuse in the docuseries.
While the negotiations will remain sealed, King surely deserves more coin for her work and dedication to a hard industry where many Black women are ousted from holding anchor positions, especially during primetime news. "She sang and she couldn't sing". How can I work?
Kelly has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing.
The latest charges against the singer span from 1998 to 2010, according to Cook County, Illinois, State's Attorney Kim Foxx. "After the interview started, he was around the corner behind them", said King.
The new charges were brought after a Lifetime television documentary series featured interviews with seven women, including his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, who accused him of emotional and sexual abuse.
In his own interview with King, Kelly alleged that the girls' families had given them to him for money. "You're trying to solicit me like I'm some kind of f***ing prostitute. I've made mistakes. But I'm not a devil and by no means am I a monster". "We hope that today was the first step to re-establishing a loving relationship with her family". He rambled about proposing to his ex-wife Andrea on a helicopter with a puppy and denied ever abusing her. He claims that the only thing that he's guilty of is "having a big heart" and King says that she believes he's honest, although he has acknowledged that he's made mistakes.
"Right now his team is working on getting him out today", Johnson said.
He said "I didn't do this stuff". "I have been buried alive, but I'm alive".
The interview also became heated when King questioned the sexual nature of the Kelly's relationship with both Clary and Savage.
"I made both the song and video at a dark time in my life", the singer said in a statement. "Y'all killing me with this s--t!" Spotify later cut Kelly's music from its playlists.
R. Kelly blamed legal troubles on "scorned" women and "power of social media".
Kelly, 52, grew increasingly upset throughout the interview, eventually looking directly into the camera, yelling and standing up out of his chair, but King, on the other hand, sat cool, calm and collected as Kelly lashed out and repeatedly denied all claims against him.
Kelly said those lies include that he's holding women against their will and that he has a "cult".