Tuesday night (March 5), teaser clips and images of R. Kelly‘s CBS This Morning interview with Gayle King hit the online airwaves and reactions were swift and passionate. This morning (March 6), the interview aired in full and Twitter is getting the Pied Piper of R&Pee out the paint.
Kelly sat down with King for 80 minutes yesterday and at one point, Kelly tearfully defended his actions while saying his accusers are lying on him in his words.
“I’m very tired of all of the lies. I’ve been hearing things, and you know, and seeing things on the blogs, and you know, you know, I’m just tired,” Kelly said early on. He was then asked by King by which lies caused him the most distress and he ran down a list of things.
“Oh my God. Um — all of them, got little girls trapped in the basement… helicopters over my house trying to rescue someone that doesn’t need rescuing because they’re not in my house,” Kelly added. “Handcuffing people, starving people. I have a harem, what you call it – a cult. I don’t even really know what a cult is. But I know I don’t have one.”
The trending topic #rkellyinterview took off this morning and boy, are they cooking R. Kelly right now. We’ve got some of the reactions below.
Photo: CBS News
How stupid could you be? How about stupid enough to not be able to read and write? How about stupid enough to sign away your publishing and be broke despite all your musical accomplishments. I mean it seems about right to me... #rkellyinterview pic.twitter.com/9UFUhfpp3B— 2021, don’t be raggedy, k? (@ItsRashanna) March 6, 2019
#rkellyinterview so his logic is since he was cleared of relations with a minor over a decade ago that clears him of all future relations with minors? What?!— OnTheMoney (@GlockyMcTaco) March 6, 2019
I'm gonna assume that anyone marveled by Gayle's composure during the #rkellyinterview has never been around a black woman.— Local Hero (@Poppadontpreach) March 6, 2019
All I am saying on the #RKellyinterview is this;— Cricket ™ (@CristellaT1) March 6, 2019
all those years he wasted on lusting after girls younger than 18 and he could have went to school to learn to read ,write , and communicate well
The pee tape & the recent tape, countless women, the parents, the marriage of Aaliyah at age 15 - ALL THE EVIDENCE in the world & this grown ass manchild has the audacity to yell in a woman’s face that he’s innocent. #rkellyinterview— Dracarys 🐉🔥 (@TheKhalessiBish) March 6, 2019
#rkellyinterview he just incriminated himself by asking, "what kind of parent sales their kids" WTF!— Felicia tucker (@tuckeraisha11) March 6, 2019
That wasn't an interview, just a panic attack from a Pedophile who knows they're about to go to jail.— Lady J (@kujocelyn) March 6, 2019
Who says "I beat my case" if you're not guilty.
This will not work because I think he’s done after this interview and he thinks too highly of himself. He’s also not smart and that is evident in what we saw, a narcissistic manipulative man who will try any tactic to change the dialogue. #RKellyInterview— The Socially Distant Architect (@nicspalate) March 6, 2019