Just with a preview alone the explosive CBS interview with R. Kelly sent the net into a frenzy.
Airing in full moments ago, the emotionally-charged sit down saw resident anchor Gayle King grill the R&B superstar on harrowing sexual abuse accounts from numerous victims that led his indictment on 10 counts of sexual assault (click here to read more).
“I’m very tired of all of the um, lies, I’ve been hearing things and seeing things on the blogs, and I’m just tired,” he told King on “CBS This Morning” during the interview that aired Wednesday (March 6). “Everybody says something bad about me. Nobody said something good. They was describing Lucifer. I’m not Lucifer. I’m a man. I made mistakes, but I’m not a devil.”
Later reducing to tears, the singer-songwriter adamantly proclaimed his innocence throughout the clip. See part 1 (which aired March 6) of the 3-part interview inside:
The “case he beat,” as referred to in the video, was that of child pornography charges in 2008 that centered on a graphic video that prosecutors said showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13.
Update: R. Kelly weighs in on John Legend and Lady Gaga‘s disavowal.
“Something like this can happen to any artist. Anybody famous. Anybody famous can get accused of so many different things.” — @RKelly tells @GayleKing in an exclusive interview airing Wednesday on @CBSThisMorning. https://t.co/Ne5j52qxqh pic.twitter.com/hkp5t0Fndq
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 6, 2019