R. Kelly has given his first interview since his arrest on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. A week after the singer posted bond and emerged from Cook County Jail, he sat down with Gayle King on CBS This Morning to vehemently deny all the accusations against him.
Airing today at 7 a.m. EST, the preview below shows him stating, “Whether they’re old rumors, new rumors, future rumors — not true.” Watch clips below.
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.”
Kelly has pleaded not guilty; see the first clips here & watch @CBSThisMorning Wednesday at 7a ET. pic.twitter.com/5yT1QwPsIq
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 5, 2019
"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
Kelly also addresses Lady Gaga’s recent disavowal of working with him on 2013 single “Do What U Want,” saying, “The interesting thing about this is the fact, working with Lady Gaga, she’s a very great talent and all — it’s unfortunate that her intelligence go to such a short level when it comes to that.”
R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. For a timeline of the allegations over the years, head here.
If you or someone you know is a victim of violence, threats, or abuse at home, there are organizations you can contact for help and advice. Visit The Hotline in the US and the National Domestic Violence Helpline in the UK for more information.