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Twitter Is Savagely Roasting R. Kelly’s Bawling Interview With Gayle King

Last month, 52-year-old R&B singer R. Kelly (Robert Sylvester) was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The indictment followed multiple accusations against Kelly including the discovery of a tape that reportedly showed the singer engaging in sex acts with a minor.

More allegations arose after the release of the revealing documentary series Surviving R. Kelly in which several victims told their stories of abuse, pedophilia, and predatory behavior suffered at the hands of Kelly.

Throughout the coverage of his trial and while undergoing other criminal investigations, R. Kelly has remained silent. That was until he agreed to speak with CBS News on Wednesday morning to tell his side of the story and Twitter wasted no time tearing the artist to shreds.

R. Kelly finally broke his silence Wednesday morning in an explosive interview with CBS News host Gayle King.

“CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King sat down with Kelly to offer him a chance to give his account on the multiple charges filed against him. According to CBS News, Chicago prosecutors have charged Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

King began by asking Kelly what “lies” disturb him the most.

“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 replied, adding, “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 haveone.”

The 52-year-old R&B singer spoke with King for nearly 80 minutes about the sexual abuse charges he’s facing and claimed the accusations are all lies.

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Three of the four alleged victims weresaid to be minors at the time of the incidents dating back to 1998. In an attempt to defend his character, Kelly repeatedly blamed the parents of alleged victims for supposedly “selling” their daughters to him.

“What kind of father, what kind of mother would sell their daughter to a man?” Kelly said.

“So you’re saying the parents handed their daughters, Azriel and Jocelyn, to you?” King asked. “Is that what you’re saying?”

Kelly replied, “Absolutely.”

During the interview, Kelly became emotional and started screaming expletives at the cameras while standing up and punching his fist into his hand.

“Stop it. You all quit playing! Quit playing! I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my f***ing life! Y’all killing me with this sh*t!” Kelly said, standing up. “I gave you 30 years of my f***ing career!”

Unsurprisingly, people are having strong reactions to the segment.

Several viewers commended King for keeping her composure throughout the upsetting interview.

And some noted that R. Kelly’s outbursts were revealing of his true character.

There were even a few comparisons drawn between Kelly and Brett Kavanaugh.

Of course, it wasn’t long before Twitter started meme-ing Kelly’s child-like outbursts.

More coverage on the R. Kelly interview will be aired Thursday, March 7 on “CBS This Morning”.

h/t CBS News, Twitter, Page Six