When It rains, it truly pours. Who knew a guy once worth $150 Million would be reduced to this?
In the second part of his controversial interview with Gayle King (released Thursday), the disgraced crooner tried to explain why he couldn’t pay his $100K bail recently nor the 162K owed to his ex-wife for child support.
Kelly shared: "So many people have been stealing my money. People was connected to my account. I went by myself for the first time to a Bank of America. Didn’t know what I was doing, didn’t know what was going on … three weeks ago to a month."
“Because I was so tired of not knowing where my money was, where my publishing was.”
"How can I pay child support?" R. Kelly added. "How? If my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can’t work. How can I work? How can I get paid? How can I take care of my kids? How?"
Speaking with King, Mr. Kelly said that he wasn’t able to pay the money because his ex-wife is one of the women who has been accusing him of nefarious and egregious crimes. If his ex-wife is “trying to ruin his name,” he has no means of even paying her back.
The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer said everything said in the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series was not true, and never at any time were there police at his house due to calls of a domestic disturbance.
Previous story by Vincent "Heartbreak" Tucker (03/06/2019 at 6:43 am CT):
R. Kelly is speaking out for the first time since his arrest last month.
The disgraced singer talked to CBS’ Gayle King about the constant allegations of engaging with underage girls and reports of sexual misconduct.
"They are still talking about you with under-aged girls. Do you still sit here and say you have never been with underage girls? Can you really say that?" asked King.
"I will tell you this. People are going back to the past. Okay?" said Kelly. "That's exactly what they're doing. They're going back to the past and they're trying to add all of this stuff now to that, to make all of this stuff going on now… feels real to people."
R. Kelly got emotional as he expressed loudly with tears that he was not guilty of abusing young girls or for allegedly holding women against their will in a sex cult.
"That’s stupid! Use your common sense. Forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want. Just use your common sense," he added. "How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I have been through in my way-way past? [...] That's stupid guys. Use your common sense.
"Oh, right now I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will and chain them in my basement and don’t let them eat and don't let them out? Unless they need some shoes from their uncle. Stop it! You all quit playin'."
He then emotionally yells into the camera: "I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me, y'all. I am fighting for my f[expletive]ing life!"
Heralded by many as the King of R&B, Kelly makes now that he was acquitted of child pornography charges nearly 10 years ago. "Old rumors, new rumors, future rumors. Not true," he continued.
"You can’t double jeopardy me. That’s not fair. When you beat your case, you beat your case,” he said, referring the acquittal."
Watch some of R. Kelly's emotional plea on CBS below:
As previously reported, the Chicago native was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse -- a class 2 felony -- involving four alleged victims, three of whom were minors on February 22nd.
Prosecutors in the case shared multiple details documents outlining the charges as the allegations go as far back as 1998.
He spent three days in jail before a daycare worker (named Valencia Love), posted 10% of his $1 million bond.
Upon his release, the judge added that Kelly can have NO CONTACT with females younger than 18. He is due in court on March 22, 2019.
Parts of the one hour and 20-minute interview aired on CBS This Morning on Wednesday (Mar. 6) with Part two airing on Thursday (Mar. 7).
@rkelly sits down for first intvu since @survivingrkelly doc & let’s just say he has lots to discuss tomorrow @cbsthismorning...