New York City, NY –
Before walking out of a Huff Post Live interview today (December 21), R. Kelly said, “I did not come here to get interrogated.”
A little more than six minutes into her interview with the Chicago singer-producer, Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani asks him about fans who are conflicted about supporting his music. She then asked him what he thought about that stance.
“I say, ‘Fuck that,’” he said. “I say I have a lot of fans around the world that love R. Kelly and I’m glad they don’t feel the way she do.”
Modarressy-Tehrani then references the multiple allegations of his having sexual relations with minors and R. Kelly says that he doesn’t see any negativity.
“Everywhere that I’ve been, I get nothing but love — unless all of those people are tricking me and acting when they see me come in a concert,” he says.
“I love even those that come against me,” he added. “I love people that hate me.”
R. Kelly, who said he was there to be interviewed about his The Buffet album that was released December 11, said that the interview with Modarressy-Tehrani had become negative.
“I’m going to let you know that any other negative things that come at me as far as negativity,” he said, “I’m gonna get up and I’m gonna walk out and I’m gonna go to McDonald’s, hopefully the McRib is out, and I’m gonna go home to Chicago and I’m going to play me some basketball, go to the studio and, just you know, work on my next album.”
Modarressy-Tehrani then asked R. Kelly, “would you say you have a healthy relationship with sex?”
R. Kelly did not appear to answer the question.
“I did not come here to get interrogated,” he said. “I didn’t come here for a deposition….This sounds sort of like a deposition…This is not about R. Kelly. This is not about music. This is not about someone who works hard on his music who has an album out. This is about trying to interrogate me and this is about, you know, disrespect.”
R. Kelly Discusses The Buffet
At the beginning of the interview, Modarressy-Tehrani asks R. Kelly about what influenced the making of The Buffet.
“I’ve created longevity musically,” R. Kelly said. “I’ve got all kinds of generations listening to my music, so when I’m looking over my audience when I’m on stage, I see younger, middle age and older. So, in order for me to satisfy those different generations, I had to come up with something and Buffet was it, all different genres of music to fit different genres of people.”
The Illinois artist also says that album sales will continue decreasing given the ease of getting the music for free online.
“That’s going to hurt the artists,” he says, “me, and a lot of artists out there.”
To watch R. Kelly walk out of a Huff Post Live Interview today after he said, “I did not come here to get interrogated,” watch the video below: