R Kelly denies abuse allegations in tearful interview

A publicist for R&B singer R. Kelly says he was taken into custody Wednesday for failing to pay more than $160 thousand in child support

A publicist for R&B singer R. Kelly says he was taken into custody Wednesday for failing to pay more than $160 thousand in child support

"Why would I? How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all I've been through in my way, way past, to hold somebody, let alone four, five, six, 50, you said - how stupid would I be to that?" "So that is a clear indication to us, and as a mother, that something is definitely wrong with this situation".

During a almost 80-minute interview with King, Kelly said Tuesday that his accusers have lied and he never had sex with a minor. And we never "sold" our daughter to him or anyone else.

R&B singer R. Kelly's mugshot released by the Chicago Police Department.

Though she worked with Kelly on her 2013 single "Do What U Want", Gaga came out saying she supported his accusers "1000 percent" in light of the series, apologized for collaborating with him in the first place and had the song removed from all streaming platforms.

In a shocking twist, Part 1 of Gayle King's CBS In The Morning interview with singer R. Kelly. So don't go there on me, okay?

He even claimed her parents Joycelyn's parents Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage had "sold" their daughter to R. Kelly when they allowed her onstage at one of his shows when she was 17. He is being prosecuted by the Cook County state's attorney. He was referring to previous times where he was accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with underage girls. More than a dozen witnesses at the trial identified the person in the video as an underage girl - but the alleged victim and her parents did not testify. The marriage was annulled in 1995.

"I have been assassinated", Kelly said. After years of delays and a reduction to 14 counts, in 2008 Kelly was found not guilty of all charges after the jury deliberated for a day.

Kelly is now out on bail and, in the interview with CBS This Morning's King, it was the first time the world had seen him since he posted bail.

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"In some ways we were seeing a breakdown right before our eyes", King said.

According to those reports, the star allegedly seduced a number of young women with the promise of helping them kickstart a music career, only to "groom" them into being his personal sex objects for whom he allegedly controlled every aspect of their lives. R. Kelly concert, or whoever it is, I'm not gonna put her on the stage and leave her. 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, handcuffing people, starving people, I have a harem, what you call it - a cult. The two women were not made available for comment on Wednesday.

"So they're lying on you?" she asked.

Kelly told King he loved both of the young women and was in a relationship with them. "This is all f--king lies for money and if you can't see that, you are ignorant and you're stupid", she says.

"I'm going to answer your question".

When King asked again about claims that Kelly has held people "against their will", the singer began to get frustrated. The artist, whose full name is Robert Kelly, joined the host on CBS This Morning where he addressed the alleged acts that led to his early February arrest in Chicago. I. the rest of this interview - based on the stills that I've seen posted - honestly, I've no words.

When asked what disturbs him most, he replied, "All of them".

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