Written by Saran Lawson
You guys (sighs). I am so tired of this media circus concerning R Kelly. At this point just let the court handle it. I’m going to be honest. There wasn’t much happening in this interview. We’ve heard all of this information before. He just spun it to his advantage (classic narcissist style). Don’t get me wrong, Gale King did her job. She displayed the utmost professionalism during the interview. You can’t control guest and you have no idea what’s going to happen during an interview. Robert was all over the room ranting. I do understand the primal need to express yourself when you feel like you’ve been attacked. This, however, was like when you were a kid and one of your classmates got in trouble. Everyone saw them do the thing they are being accused of, but yet here come the waterworks. This was exactly that. Here is my playlist of what happened during the interview. Can we call it an interview?
R Kelly maintained his innocence. He passionately protested, “I didn’t do this stuff!”. This was very shortly after the interview started. He was asked the same questions he had been asked before. “Have you ever had sex with anyone under 17?” Of course, he said no. His claim is that the women want tell-all book deals and fame from the Surviving R Kelly documentary that aired. “There was not one good thing said about me”, he said. He denied having a cult, keeping women against their will, and not feeding the women. “Ya’ll killing me with this
shit. When Gale asked if he was an older man who liked younger women he replied, “I’m an older man that love all women.” (yeah right, we’ve seen your track record).
R Kelly met Azriel Clary when she was 17. He is now in a relationship with her at 21. He claims that he did not have sex with her or start seeing her when she was underage, but her parent’s wanted him to. Gale clarified that her parents claim Azriel’s parent has text messages that show R Kelly had sex with her when she was still a minor. R Kelly retorted, “Claim, Claim.”.
Robert Kelly said he is in a relationship with both Jocelyn Savage and Azriel Clary. They both live alongside R Kelly hin his home. King asked, “What kind of love is it that keeps these (Joycelyn and Azriel) young women away from their families?” The answer he gives is perhaps the most important and incriminating of the whole interview. When I heard it I thought right away, his publicist must be googling jobs on their cell phone during the interview. “What kind of Father, What kind of Mother will sell their daughter to a man.”, Kelly says, “How come it was ok for me to see them until they wasn’t getting any money from it.” Really? Where did your publicist get their degree? Derek Zoolander’s School for Kids Who Can’t Read Good? Throw the whole thing away.
Azriel and Joycelyn, gave a tearful interview with Gale King shortly afterward. “I’m crying because you guys don’t know the truth you guys are believing some
fucking facade that our parents been have been saying. This is all fucking lies for money, and if you can’t see that you’re ignorant and you’re stupid.”, Azriel said. They have dismissed the claims against their boyfriend by their parents. The interview with the girls will be continued on Friday.
“Do you still expect people to buy your music?”, King asks, “How do you expect your music to sit with people?” R Kelly answers, “Absolutely, I think they should. Although a lot of them may not. But like I said I really not really fighting for my career. I’m fighting for my rights and I’m fighting to have a relationship with my kids most of all more than anything. I want a relationship with my kids cause I miss a lot of years of their life. They love me. I love them.” Gale responds, “And they want a relationship with you?” He answers without thought, “ I bet you they do. I bet my breath on it, you know. But they’re pressured and I get it. I get it, but I believe that will change in due time.”
The interviewer mentions how candid Robert Kelly has been about being a victim of molestation from the ages of 7 to 14. The next question is how does he think that has affected him. “It hasn’t affected me at all. I mean it has affected me in a way though. It affected me in this way, anything I been through that or any struggles I’ve had in my past has affected my music. It has..” Gale King interrupts, “Has it affected your behavior?” He answers, “Absolutely not, because I’ma tell you somethin’, I know people say ‘he was abused that’s why he’s doing that’. No, no, no, no, no.” King told him experts say that some people who have been molested go on to abuse, but not all people go on to abuse others. “That what the experts said?”, He asks. “That is what the experts say.”, she responds. He then say’s, “They didn’t say all did they?”, she assures him no. He continues, “Well here I stand. I’m in the not all. I’m in the not all, ok.” He thinks because he is famous and his name is R Kelly people are using past allegations to link their claims. “Do you think you need to go to therapy?” R Kelly absolutely thinks that he needs therapy, and he is talking about going.
So there it is, the cliff notes of what happened during the interview. I still think he’s as guilty as sin, but it’s up to the courts now to figure that out. R Kelly insists on his “innocence”, and his girlfriends maintain their stance. What do you think? Did you see the interview? Did this change anything for you? Sound off in the comments below.