R. Kelly Walks Out Of HuffPo Interview In A Huff, After Sexual Assault Allegations Brought Up
In what’s being called “an extremely awkward moment,” R. Kelly walked out of a Huffington Post interview after being asked about the history of sexual assault allegations against him. Interviewer Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani asked him about how he felt about fans who were “conflicted” about supporting his musical career in light of these allegations.
Kelly immediately bristled and started rambling about how he wanted to come there to discuss positive things.
“I didn’t come here for negative. I came here for positive. I don’t give people that’s negative towards me the time of day … When you start getting negativity coming at you, you pretty much don’t wanna hear that crap. Especially if it was, what, I don’t know how many years ago. So what I’m gonna tell you is that I am going to sit here and talk gonna talk to you like the beautiful lady you are and I’m gonna talk to you with respect but I’m gonna let you know that any other negative things come at me out of your mouth, as far as negativity, I’m gonna get up and walk out and I’m gonna go to McDonald’s. Hopefully, the McRib is out and I’m going to go home to Chicago, play me some basketball, go to the studio and work on my next album.”
Kelly then continued on talking about love, and how filled with love he is, and how much he loves Modarressy-Tehrani even though she is saying negative things to him because she needs the “ratings.” However, when Modarressy-Tehrani said she had another video question coming up, Kelly took his microphone off and walked off in a huff.
Really. What kind of gall do you have to have to be a goddamned pederast and child molester and yet somehow expect people to only talk about what a musical genius you are? How do you have the gall to demand that people only discuss positive things with you? How does that work?
Now, I just wanna say something. It’s one thing to not “believe” the allegations against Kelly. I, personally, would say that it’s pretty ridiculous not to believe them given the fact that there is video proof, the fact that he married Aaliyah when she was 15, and the fact that many women who grew up on the South Side of Chicago will tell you that he routinely dropped by parks to approach star-struck teenage girls and tried to get them to go back to his studio with him. I happen to personally know quite a few.
But if you do believe that these things are true and you are still willing to buy this man’s album? To give him money, and let him continue his career? If listening to Trapped In The Closet or whatever is more important to you? Then screw you. Really. You are a terrible person. R. Kelly is a terrible person for sure, but you are a terrible person in your own right as well.
Seriously, do not buy this man’s music, do not listen to his music. Do not support men who abuse women, or anyone who abuses anyone.