R. Kelly teased a new song via Instagram Live this Sunday night, a 19-minute-long beast of a track in which he addresses the numerous allegations that have arisen against him — from from sexual misconduct and dating young women, to the #MuteRKelly movement, to being illiterate.
Titled “I Admit It,” the track — in which he actually vehemently denies most claims — is exceptionally frank for the normally tight-lipped artist. Listen via the multi-page post below.
Referencing specific cases, such as the allegations made by Jocelyn Savage’s parents, who accused him of brainwashing and imprisoning their daughter, Kelly sang: “Said I’m abusing these women, what the fuck that’s some absurd shit (what?)/ They’re brainwashed, really? (really)/ Kidnapped, really? (really)/ Can’t eat, really? (really)/ Real talk, that shit sound silly (yeah).”
He also says that while he does “fuck with all the ladies that’s both older and young,” the allegations of being a pedophile are “crazy,” adding that he’s only opening up about all of this because of how “they tryna play me.”
For a full lyrical break down, head over to Consequence of Sound.
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