R. Kelly can no longer cope with the numerous sexual misconduct allegations against him.
“CBS This Morning” has released new footage from Gayle King’s explosive interview with the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer. Kelly, 52, cannot wrap his head around some of the accusations he faces.
“Somebody sent me something on my phone and it said that I hogtied her. I don’t know how to hogtie people,” Kelly exclaimed. “Why would I hogtie her? My kids is listening to this, all of this nonsense and I ain’t been able to spend no time with them. This is real. This is not a lie.”
Kelly’s finances have also become a hot topic. “When you were in jail last week the bond was $100,000,” King broached the topic. “They said, ‘R. Kelly can’t even afford to get himself out of jail.’ A friend had to bail you out of jail. What is your financial situation?”
“So many people have been stealin’ my money. People was connected to my account,” Kelly replied. “I went into – I went by myself for the first time to a Bank of America. Didn’t know what I was doing. Didn’t know what the hell was going on.”
Kelly’s two girlfriends — Joycelyn Savage, 23, and Azriel Clary, 21 — recently defended Kelly in a separate interview with King. “I’m crying because you guys don’t know the truth,” Clary said. “You guys are believing some f**king facade that our parents are saying. This is all f**king lies for money, and if you can’t see that, you’re ignorant and you’re stupid.”
An audio recording released on Wednesday showed Savage telling her parents she was not being held hostage: “I have told you guys a million, million times that I am OK where I am and I’m happy, so I just really want to let you know that… you just need to stop it. Like I said millions of times, mom, I’m not held hostage.”
Kelly was again arrested on Wednesday for not paying $162,000 in child support.