R. Kelly calls allegations against him “stupid” in first televised interview post-arrest

The full segment will air on CBS This Morning tomorrow.

March 05, 2019
R. Kelly calls allegations against him “stupid” in first televised interview post-arrest Scott Olson/Getty Images

Earlier today, R. Kelly sat down with Gayle King for his first interview since being arrested last month. The segment will air in its entirety on CBS This Morning at 7AM EST tomorrow, but the network is offering two brief clips in advance. In the footage, he argues with King that the child pornography case for which he was acquitted back in 2008 should not factor into the current accusations he faces. "I did not do this stuff, this is not me," he says. "I'm fighting for my fucking life." Watch the clips below.

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On February 22, Kelly was charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The charges arrived after Lifetime aired a startling documentary series Surviving R. Kelly that detailed a host of new allegations against the singer.

R. Kelly calls allegations against him “stupid” in first televised interview post-arrest