R. Kelly Interview: Psychologist Says 'He Was Extremely Defensive'

R. Kelly Interview: Psychologist Says 'He Was Extremely Defensive'

The parents of Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage claim Kelly is holding them against their will. Kelly denied this to King, saying: "I love them, they're my girlfriends".

Mirroring a recent interview by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, Kelly opted to speak to a national media outlet rather than one based in Chicago. I. the rest of this interview - based on the stills that I've seen posted - honestly, I've no words. I have been buried alive.

The interview was Kelly's first since he was arrested on 10 sexual abuse charges. In the series, multiple women shared harrowing accounts of alleged sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of the 52-year-old.

On Wednesday, swarms of people took to Twitter to react not necessarily to the snippet from R. Kelly's already-infamous interview with CBS' Gayle King, but rather to a singular picture that came from the interview - an image that shows the veteran TV journalist sitting stoically while Kelly angrily rants. When Gayle probed Kelly, asking, "Have you ever had sex with anyone under the age of 17?"

Kelly continued, "We can't double-jeopardy me like that. I actually think that he needs help", she said.

"I gave you all 30 years of my career!"

In a follow-up tweet, Avenatti addresses the emotion that Kelly shows in the interview: "R. Kelly's tears are out of fear and despair". In one tense moment, he stood up and looked directly at the camera. "Quit playing, I didn't do this stuff, this is not me, I'm fighting for my fucking life". "This is not me. I'm fighting for my f*cking life!" "I have to tell you, it's so hard to believe that, based on all that we've read and what the women said about you". "When you beat something, you beat it". Forget how you feel about me. You can't. It's not fair.

Midway in the interview, R. Kelly became visibly upset. However, he made it clear that regardless of the "old rumors, new rumors, future rumors", it's all "not true".

Kelly was also asked about the shocking things we heard from women that have spoken out about how they were physically and mentally abused by Kelly. "That's exactly what they're doing", he added.

"I sit here and say this: I had two cases back then that I said in the beginning of the interview that I would not talk about because of my ongoing case now", Kelly said in the interview, which will tomorrow morning, after being asked if he can "really say" he hasn't sexually engaged with minors. Savage's parents insist she is being held against her will. Kelly suggested during the interview that her parents were in it for the money and blamed them for his relationship with their daughter, saying they brought her to watch him perform when she was a teenager. King received praise from her colleagues for keeping her cool as she "remained tough and calm" throughout the experience, but Norah O'Donnell said she was "worried" about her when she "saw the pictures". Do you still sit here and say you have never been with underage girls? This is all...lies for money.

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