R. Kelly has released a new, 19-minute track where he addresses the sexual abuse allegations made against him and more. The song is titled 'I Admit' and he gives his two cents on a number of topics.
On sexual assault...
“Said I'm abusing these women, what the fuck that's some absurd shit / They're brainwashed, really? / Kidnapped, really? / Can't eat, really? / Real talk, that shit sound silly.”
“And if you really, really wanna know / Her father dropped her off at my show, / And told this boy to put her on stage / I admit that she was over age / I admit that I was feelin' her and I admit that she was feelin' me / I admit that that's the shit that comes with being a celebrity / I ain't chasing these ladies, no / These ladies are chasing me, yeah / Now I'm only saying all this shit, ’cause how they tryna play me, yeah / I admit that this is no disrespect to the parents / But this is my advice to you ’cause I'm also a parent / Don't push your daughter in my face, and tell me that it's okay / ’Cause your agenda is to get paid, and get mad when it don't go your way.”
On paedophilia accusations...
“I admit I fuck with all the ladies / that's both older and young ladies / But tell me how they call it pedophile because that shit is crazy.”
On that infamous 'Sex Cult'....
Let's catch you up. In 2017, Kelly was alleged to be holding girls in an abusive 'sex cult'. Three former members have said that to BuzzFeed that "six women live in Chicago and Atlanta properties rented by Kelly and he controls what they wear, what they eat, when they sleep and bathe, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he also records."
Kelly called out reporter Jim DeRogatis who has covered R. Kelly’s abuse allegations since 2000.
“To Jim DeRogatis, whatever your name is / You been tryna destroy me for 25 whole years / Writing the same stories over and over agains / Off my name, you done went and made yourself a career.”
DeRogatis responded in a statement: "I've done plenty I'm proud of, and if this story has made me rich, that's news to me."
On personal sexual abuse...
Kelly says that a family member "touched" him "from a child to age 14."
"While I laid asleep, took my virginity, so scared to say something, so I just put the blame on me."
On ex-wife Aaliyah...
“She said, ‘What about Aaliyah said?’ / Love / She said, ‘What about the tape?’ / I said hush / I said my lawyer said, ‘Don't say noth’ / But I can tell you I've been set up.”
On Spotify banning his music...
“Spotify took me off they playlist / I admit that I been underrated / I'm not convicted, not arrested, my dragged my name in the dirt."
What do you think? Is he 'admitting' anything?
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