The 19-minute music is titled “I Admit.”
R. Kelly launched a brand new, 19-minute music on Sunday night time during which he addresses the sexual abuse allegations made towards him, in addition to quite a few different controversial subjects.
In the music, titled “I Admit,” Kelly says, “Said I’m abusing these women, what the fuck that’s some absurd shit / They’re brainwashed, really? / Kidnapped, really? / Can’t eat, really? / Real talk, that shit sound silly.”
He goes on to say, “And if you really, really wanna know / Her father dropped her off at my show, / And told this boy to put her on stage / I admit that she was over age / I admit that I was feelin’ her and I admit that she was feelin’ me / I admit that that’s the shit that comes with being a celebrity / I ain’t chasing these ladies, no / These ladies are chasing me, yeah / Now I’m only saying all this shit, ’cause how they tryna play me, yeah / I admit that this is no disrespect to the parents / But this is my advice to you ’cause I’m also a parent / Don’t push your daughter in my face, and tell me that it’s okay / ’Cause your agenda is to get paid, and get mad when it don’t go your way.”
Kelly additionally discusses allegations of pedophila when he says, “I admit I fuck with all the ladies / that’s both older and young ladies / But tell me how they call it pedophile because that shit is crazy.”
In July 2017, parents told BuzzFeed News they went to police as a result of Kelly was holding their daughters towards their will in an abusive “cult,” saying these ladies have been brainwashed into staying with the artist regardless of his remedy of them. Three former members of Kelly’s internal circle additionally informed BuzzFeed News that six ladies dwell in Chicago and Atlanta properties rented by Kelly and he controls what they put on, what they eat, once they sleep and bathe, and the way they interact in sexual encounters that he additionally data.
The musical artist particularly referred to as out Chicago-based reporter Jim DeRogatis who has lined R. Kelly’s abuse allegations since 2000, including for BuzzFeed News. “To Jim DeRogatis, whatever your name is / You been tryna destroy me for 25 whole years / Writing the same stories over and over agains / Off my name, you done went and made yourself a career.”
“I’ve done plenty I’m proud of, and if this story has made me rich, that’s news to me,” DeRogatis informed BuzzFeed News in a press release.
“But I have spoken to dozens of young women during 18 years of reporting, and many say their lives allegedly were ruined by sexual relationships with a superstar who’s sold 65 million albums during that time,” he added.
Kelly additionally says within the music member of the family “touched” him “from a child to age 14.” Also saying, “While I laid asleep, took my virginity, so scared to say something, so I just put the blame on me.”
Singer Aaliyah, who was married to Kelly when she was 15 years outdated, can also be talked about within the music. Kelly says, “She said, ‘What about Aaliyah said?’ / Love / She said, ‘What about the tape?’ / I said hush / I said my lawyer said, ‘Don’t say noth’ / But I can tell you I’ve been set up.”
Back in May, music streaming service Spotify mentioned it will not promote Kelly’s music in its playlists or anyplace else on its platform, however after receiving backlash, Spotify shortly reversed the policy. When reached, a consultant for Spotify declined to remark.
“Spotify took me off they playlist / I admit that I been underrated / I’m not convicted, not arrested, my dragged my name in the dirt,” Kelly mentioned within the music.
After releasing the music, Kelly began trending on Twitter.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to representatives for R. Kelly and Sony for remark.