United States R&B singer, R. Kelly, 52, who has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four alleged victims sat down with CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King for his first interview since his sexual assault charges.
In a teaser for the interview that will air in full over two days starting Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” Kelly said allegations he slept with underage girls are not true and a product of “people.”
R.Kelly pointed straight to the camera and said it would be stupid of him to hold girls against their will.
“Use your common sense. … Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. 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 crazy past and what I’ve been through”
R.Kelly then appeared to begin crying as he said: “I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I’m fighting for my f****** life.”
If convicted, Kelly faces three to seven years in prison for each count.