R&B Star R. Kelly Loses His Mind on TV, Still Ends Up in Jail


R&B star R. Kelly appeared on “CBS This Morning” where he showed himself to be nearly unhinged… or at least putting on a show to make it look that way. But only hours later, the singer was back in jail, this time for a whole other reason.

The singer and music mogul spoke to Gayle King on Wednesday morning exclaiming that he never sexually abused anyone. “The 52-year-old singer was charged last month in Chicago with sexually abusing four females dating back to 1998, including three underage girls,” the AP reported.

“All of them are lying,” Kelly said of accusations that he raped several women, including underaged girls. “I have been assassinated” he added of the charges.

Trending: Snowflake Students Enraged by Trump’s ‘Racist’ Remarks Then Find Out Biden Said It

But Kelly also went on an extended and unhinged rant against his accusers. He flapped his arms, screamed, and cried.

take our poll - story continues below

Do you support President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on Mexico?

  • Do you support President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on Mexico?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Godfather Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The AP added:

At one point during the interview, Kelly angrily stood up and started pacing, his voice breaking as he yelled: “I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me!”

He cried as he hit his hands together. “I’m fighting for my f***ing life,” he said.

Kelly, who is out on bail following his Feb. 22 arrest in Chicago, said earlier in the interview that he had done “lots of things wrong” in relationships with women, but said he has apologized. He denied doing anything against their will. The songwriter said he believes social media is to blame for fueling the allegations.

“I have been buried alive, but I’m alive,” he said, later adding that he needed someone to help him “not have a big heart.”

But that wasn’t the only problem Kelly had on Wednesday. He was also arrested… again.

Later that day, Kelly was arrested in Chicago for unpaid child support.

The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer reportedly owes $161,000 in back child support, according to state offices, CNN reported.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari reported that Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after a hearing on his child support debt when hrefused to pay the full amount.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

You Might Like
Previous Nearly 200 Illegals In Texas Detention Facilities Have Mumps
Next Don't Look Now But GOP Has Won a Streak of Special Elections, Ousting Democrats

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.