On Thursday, CBS aired half two of its dramatic interview with R. Kelly, throughout which the singer carried on with the waterworks. As the dialog moved to Kelly’s unpaid youngster help – which led to him being jailed later on Wednesday, hours after the primary a part of the interview aired – Kelly lashed out at his ex-wife, Drea Kelly, for what he believes has been a smear marketing campaign: “How can I pay youngster help? How?! If my ex-wife is destroying my identify and I can’t work! How can I work?! How can I receives a commission?! How can I handle my children?! HOW?! Use your widespread sense!” King interjects, “Your ex-wife says you abused her.” Kelly erupts, “LIE!” His handlers may be heard within the background telling Kelly to settle down, whereas King requests tissues for Kelly, which he refuses.
Kelly continued to disclaim the abuse allegations his ex-wife made within the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, saying there was by no means a home violence name made throughout their 13-year marriage. “She’s not telling the reality,” he says. He later choked up over an incident through which his ex-wife stated he “hogtied” her and tried to kill her. “I don’t know how one can hogtie individuals. What would I hogtie? My children is listening to this! All of this nonsense and I ain’t been capable of spend no time with them. This is actual!” he says, clapping his fingers. “What type of girl would tear down a dad who’s making an attempt to have a relationship with their children?” Asked what sort of relationship he has together with his youngsters, Kelly stated “zero, however I do know my children love me.” After the documentary aired, Kelly’s estranged daughter wrote an Instagram put up calling her father a “monster.”
As for his apparent dire financial situation, Kelly claims his associates have been stealing cash from him whereas they had been linked to his checking account. According to Kelly, he went to Bank of America for the primary time ever by himself the day earlier than he was arrested for felony intercourse abuse and tried to switch the $350,000 left in his account into a brand new one. He says he was then unable to entry that new account with the intention to pay his bail because it was within the means of being opened. Kelly says any declare that he has no cash as a consequence of settlements with ladies who’d beforehand sued him for allegedly sexually abusing them once they had been underage is a “lie.” Kelly stays in Cook County jail on Thursday the place he received’t be launched till he pays the total $161,000 he owes in youngster help.