R. Kelly opened up about his previous allegations of sex crimes against children in a recent interview with New York Magazine.
In the interview, the Pied Piper says that the only reason he was facing charges of sexually abusing chusing is because he’s famous.
When New York Magazine brought up his alleged sex crimes and alleged marriage to Aaliyah when she was only 15, he called it all a bunch of “rumors”.
“That’s a rumor that comes from the Earth, like all rumors… It’s not true. I love women, period. If I wasn’t a celebrity, people wouldn’t be saying these things about me.”
The interviewer countered the claims made by bringing up accusations by R. Kelly’s brother and one-time manager that Kelly regularly engaged in sex with underage girls.
R. Kelly ignored this and said that it was just someone trying to get back at R. Kelly.
“All those people have been fired by me. If you’re going to ask me these questions, you have to make sense out of it. It wasn’t until after they got fired that they said these things. Go figure.”
In 2013, the journalist that broke the story of R. Kelly’s alleged sexual misconduct, spoke out against R. Kelly’s trial and subsequent acquittal in a 2013 interview with the Village Voice.
“I think in the history of rock & roll, rock-music or pop-culture people misbehaving and behaving badly sexually with young women, rare is the amount of evidence compiled against anyone apart from R. Kelly…we’re not talking about rock-star misbehavior, which men or women can do. We’re talking about predatory behavior. Their lives were ruined.”
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