R. Kelly responds to allegations in 19-minute song

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on NOV 24, 2018

R. Kelly released a 19-minute song, "I Admit," in which he addresses allegations that he is the leader of a sex cult and discusses his sexual abuse as a child and current financial situation.

R. Kelly released a 19-minute song, "I Admit," in which he addresses allegations that he is the leader of a sex cult and discusses his sexual abuse as a child and current financial situation, according to The Root.

Kelly's admissions include sleeping with women he shouldn't have, including a friend's girlfriend and a girlfriend's best friend, as well as several older and younger women "just because."
As for the sex cult, Kelly raps that that allegation is a "big-ass conspiracy" and says multiple times that he's being set up and falsely accused so that people can make money off of him.

"How they gon' say I don't respect these women when all I do is represent?" he asks in the song.

Kelly's other admissions range from the innocuous -- such as skipping school as a child and skipping church now -- to the dire, including experiencing sexual abuse as a child and being functionally illiterate and signing away ownership to his music early in his career as a result.

Kelly also raps about his financial and legal problems, calling himself "a broke-ass legend" who tours to raise money to pay his rent.

In the end, Kelly is disbelieving of his current situation, blaming everyone from women's groups to his hometown of Chicago for the parts he believed they played in his fate.

"I never thought it would come to this, to be the most disrespected artist / So I had to write a song about it / Because they always take my words and twist it / Believe me, it's hard to admit all this.

 

 

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