R. Kelly addresses misconduct allegations, sex tape in new song

R. Kelly addresses misconduct allegations, sex tape in new song


Singer R. Kelly is addressing the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him in a new 19-minute song, titled I Admit.

The I Believe I Can Fly star has been plagued with repeated claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour from a number of women and young girls in recent months, ever since he was accused of running a sex cult in an expose on BuzzFeed News last summer (17).

Kelly's representatives have vehemently denied the reports and on Monday (23Jul18) the 51-year-old attempted to clear his name by releasing a track on Instagram.

"I done made some mistakes/How they gon' say I don't respect these women, when all I've done is represent/Take my career and turn it upside down, 'cause you mad I've got some girlfriends... (sic)," he sings.

"I admit I f**ked with all the ladies, that's both older and young ladies/But tell me how they call it pedophile, because that s**t is crazy (sic)," he adds.

Kelly also hits out at the sex cult and abuse allegations, insisting they are "silly".

"Said I'm abusing these women, what the f**k that's some absurd s**t/They're brainwashed, really?/Kidnapped, really?/Can't eat, really?/Real talk, that s**t sound silly," he continues.

The hitmaker also alleges he was victim of sexual abuse when he was younger.

"Now, I admit a family member touched me/From a child to the age 14/While I laid asleep, took my virginity," he sings.

And in another part of the song he addresses rumours he married late singer Aaliyah when she was a teenager and participated in a sex tape that was a part of his child pornography case in 2008. He was subsequently acquitted and in the song he touches on the accusations while recalling a conversation with a woman.

"She said 'What about Aaliyah?/I said love/She said 'What about the tape?'/I said hush/I said my lawyer said, 'Don't say nothing'/But I can tell you I've been set up," he adds.