Watch More of R. Kelly's Insane 'CBS This Morning' Interview
And there's still more to come
Gayle King continued to speak to the R&B singer, who was out on bail for aggravated sexual abuse charges at the time of the interview. Yesterday (March 6), though, he was detained by police once again, this time over unpaid child support.
The latest clips to air on CBS This Morning saw Kelly talking about his financial situation, claiming he had $350,000 USD in his bank account, tried to put it in a new account in the last month and is still waiting for it to be processed — hence being unable to pay bail or child support.
He went on to claim that multiple people had access to his account prior to his bank trip and were "stealing" from him. He also denied that he had lost money due to paying out settlements with multiple accusers.
"So many people have been stealin' my money. People was connected to my account. I went into – I went by myself for the first time to a Bank of America. Didn't know what I was doing. Didn't know what the hell was going on" -- @RKelly tells @GayleKing https://t.co/usUB3hr4zR pic.twitter.com/fI0Fu4sVvx— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 7, 2019
Kelly also brought up the issue of child support, yelling between sobs, "How can I pay child support if my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can't work?"
"How can I pay child support? 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?" -- R. Kelly said through tearshttps://t.co/77tD4vMIri pic.twitter.com/cN4KXb5VCW— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 7, 2019
He rambled about proposing to his ex-wife Andrea on a helicopter with a puppy and denied ever abusing her. In the Surviving R. Kelly series, however, Andrea claimed that she went through a list of a domestic abuse hotline's 17 determining questions, claiming that there were only two things on that list that Kelly hadn't done to her.
"She is not telling the truth," Kelly told King.
In the lifetime docuseries #SurvivingRKelly, his ex-wife Andrea described a tumultuous and sometimes dangerous relationship.— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 7, 2019
"She's not telling the truth. I love her to death. I, you know, I have nothing against her still. That is my kids' mother" -- @RKelly pic.twitter.com/M8lVbV8KJz
In addition to the footage of Kelly, CBS also aired King's interview with two young women who claim to be Kelly's girlfriends. Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary described their relationship with him, defending the 52-year-old, despite their family's outspoken disapproval and fear for their safety. The 23- and 21-year-olds told King that their parents were manipulative and were only speaking out to make money.
The two women who live with R. Kelly are defending him and their relationship with him. Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, told @GayleKing they love Kelly even though their families claim he has brainwashed them. https://t.co/7XhwSR4vD7 pic.twitter.com/B93mv0JBBM— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 7, 2019
Clary even claimed that her parents encouraged her to make sexual videos with Kelly while she was still 17, so that they would have footage to blackmail him in the future.
"When I was 17, my parents were actually making me, trying to get me to take photos with him, take sexual videos with him, all kinds of stuff" -- Clary— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 7, 2019
Wait, wait, wait. Your parents encouraged you to do sexual videos with R. Kelly? -- @GayleKing
"Yes" https://t.co/tDUt6ssRu1 pic.twitter.com/841z6yRcla
Both sets of parents denied ever asking Kelly for money.
Back in the CBS studio this morning, King also revealed that while Kelly had agreed to leave the room while Savage and Clary were being interviewed, he was peering around the corner, sticking his head in the room and loudly coughing continuously throughout the interview to make his presence known.
Watch the interview footage with Kelly here; watch the interview with Savage and Clary here.
A full special called The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly will air tomorrow night (March 8) at 8 p.m. on CBS.