R Kelly's Shock Interview Forced To A Halt After He Loses Control

7 March 2019, 13:21 | Updated: 7 March 2019, 13:22

R Kelly lost control during an interview with Gayle King
R Kelly lost control during an interview with Gayle King. Picture: Getty/Twitter

Gayle King's interview with R Kelly was forced to be stopped briefly after the R&B star lost control and had to be calmed down by his publicist.

During an emotional interview with CBS' Gayle King, R Kelly's emotions took over and he appeared to lose control of himself before being calmed down by his publicist after he'd denied all the abuse allegations made against him.

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Interviewer Gayle King was unmoved during R Kelly's outburst and attempted to regain his attention and control of the situation by calling out his name, "Robert" throughout.

R kelly denies all the abuse allegations made against him
R kelly denies all the abuse allegations made against him. Picture: Twitter

After being quizzed on whether he'd ever held women against their will, R Kelly said directly to camera, "That's stupid! Use your common sense. Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want. But just use your common sense."

He went on to add, "How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I've been through – oh right, now I just think I have to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don't let them eat, don't let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle!"

"Stop it. You all quit playing! Quit playing! I didn't do this stuff! This is not me! I'm fighting for my f***ing life! Y'all killing me with this sh*t! I gave you 30 years of my f***ing career! Thirty years of my career! And y'all trying to kill me?".

After standing up and ranting directly to the camera, the 'Ignition' star shouted "You killing me, man! This is not about music! I'm trying to have a relationship with my kids! And I can't do it! Y'all just don't want to believe the truth! You don't want to believe it!"

Following the outburst R Kelly's publicist enters the picture and can be seen physically trying to calm the 'I Believe I Can Fly' star down before he's eventually able to continue the conversation whilst having his make-up re-applied.

R Kelly's girlfriend's Jocelyn Savage and Azriel Clary also sat down with Gayle King and spoke out about the allegations made against the R&B star for the first time.

R Kelly was arrested on ten counts of alleged sexual misconduct and following the interview he was re-arrested for allegedly failing to pay child support for his daughter.

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