Kelly Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations on 19-Minute Song 'I Admit'

Kelly Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations on 19-Minute Song 'I Admit'

Kelly Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations on 19-Minute Song 'I Admit'

Kelly on Monday released a surprise song - a 19-minute confessional titled "I Admit" - that addresses years of unflattering headlines about his private life. I admit that she was over age.

The singer strikes a familiar defensive tone in the song, singing about the tall odds he overcame to attain success and accusing haters of trying to destroy his career - "I done made some mistakes" - but fiercely denying the strongest accusations against him.

He also admits that he "f**ked with all the ladies, that's both older and young ladies", but denies pedophilia, saying, "that s**t is insane". In the 19 minute song he opens up about various topics including his sex tape with the 16yr old girl, marriage with the late artist Aaliyah, and more. We both turned off our phone, we drinked, I smoked, we talked I admit that I tore it off From my good points to my faults She said "What about Aaliyah said?"

While Kelly's lyrics as a whole do not point to any criminal wrongdoing, criminal defense attorney Julie Rendelman tells TIME, she says the song could be used to cross-examine the singer if he were ever put on trial.

In 2002, R. Kelly released a song about his troubles in similar fashion with 'Heaven I Need a Hug, ' a response to his critics at the time.

"Now the truth in this message is I'm a broke-ass legend / The only reason I stay on tour is 'cause I gotta pay my rent".

His music was removed from music app Spotify's curated playlists, with the company telling Billboard: "We don't censor content because of an artist's or creator's behaviour, but we want our editorial decisions - what we choose to programme - to reflect our values".

A later BuzzFeed article by DeRogatis quoted Jerhonda Pace, who claimed to have begun a sexual relationship with Kelly while she was still a minor, and who furnished DeRogatis with documentation of a nondisclosure agreement she reached with the singer.

Still, R. Kelly shared a never-before-heard incident that occurred when he was "a child to the age of 14" where he claims in the song that "a family member touched me.while I laid asleep, took my virginity". He claims people are "mad I've got some girlfriends", he sings.

"Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name", the statement continued.

"I'm not convicted, not arrested, my name dragged in the dirt", he sings, saying he's falsely accused.

He continues, "What's the definition of a cult?". "Writin' the same stories over and over and over again / Off my name, you don' went and made yourself a career / Well guess what I pray for you, your family, and all my other enemies / I'm not gonna let ya'll steal my joy". "I said my lawyer said 'don't say nothin.' But I can tell you I've been set up".

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