In a new teaser for an interview that will go on air as from Wednesday on CBS This Morning, R&B singer R. Kelly who was previously accused of sexual abuse and assault on minors has asked the public to use their sense.
“Use your common sense, Ignore the blogs; forget how you feel about me.” You can hate me if you want, love me if you want. But please make use of your common sense,” he exploded in the interview.
The interview is the first of the singer since the allegations that he slept with underaged girls first surfaced in January.
While exonerating him, Kelly says that the accusations were a plan by some unidentified detractors from his past.
“They’re digging up the past, and they are trying to add all of this stuff now to that, making all of the stuff happening now [feel] real to people,” he explained to Gayle King, the host.
At a point, he appears to be in tears, saying “I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I’m fighting for my (fucking) life.”
Just a month ago, Kelly turned himself to the police after a Chicago court charged him with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, out of which three are below the age of 17. He was later granted bail, paid by a lady who now says her life is in danger for doing that because of continuous threats for her generous act.
Sexual allegations have followed Kelly’s musical career, and while he is yet to be arraigned, he faces up to three to seven years in prison for each count if he is convicted finally.