Pleading The Fifth: R. Kelly’s Awkward Interview Answers

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Vibe Magazine 2002

R. Kelly In Concert – Brooklyn, New York

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Right after the news of the sex tape, he told the magazine in his first interview,  “I’m a real person, and I love people. That’s my problem. I let people into my world, and they fuck some things up. But I turn around and love them anyway…I forgive them because I want to be forgiven one day.”

BET’s R. Kelly Speaks

2013 BET Experience – R. Kelly, New Edition and The Jacksons

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R. Kelly was asked about his infatuation with “teenage” girls, which Kellz asked what the host meant by that, and went into detail about his brother’s concerns. He said, “People who don’t work for me say that, but people who do work for me don’t say that.”

New York Magazine 2015

r kelly Sony Pictures’ “THINK LIKE MAN TOO” Atlanta Red Carpet Screening With Kevin Hart, LaLa Anthony, Terrence J, Romany Malco and Tim Story

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Kelly completely avoided the situation of people bringing up his past, stating, “I only have a problem with haters. Other than that, I’m doing well. I feel better than ever with my album The Buffet.”