R. Kelly, either you love him or you hate him. With a musical hit list as long as his alleged sex crimes list, it’s hard to think of one aspect of R. Kelly without thinking of the other. In their latest issue, New York Magazine ran a feature on R. Kelly to catch up with him about his new album Buffet, as well as the rumors that will most likely forever swirl about him.
While the piece mainly covered the upcoming release of his 13th studio album, The Buffet, as well as a private listening session with industry execs and a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the piece also addressed his history of sexual assault allegations. R. Kelly is also asked some tough questions about his attraction to younger women and he defends himself well. Needless to say, you have to read this interview.
“That’s a rumor that comes from the Earth, like all rumors,” he replied when asked if he had a sexual attraction to underage girls. “No. It’s not true. I love women, period. If I wasn’t a celebrity, people wouldn’t be saying these things about me.”
His brother, his ex-publicist, his former friend and longtime personal assistant have all said he does, though. To that, he says:
“All those people have been fired by me. If you’re going to ask me these questions, you have to make sense out of it. It wasn’t until after they got fired that they said these things. Go figure. I got one life, and I don’t want to spend it talking about negativity. I’ve moved on. Maybe you haven’t.”
And this is just a small sample! Read the full interview here.