R. Kelly has broken his silence regarding the most recent accusations that he has had sexual relations with underage girls. During an interview with CBS This Morning, Gayle King asked the singer if he has ever been with underage girls, he said, ["I had two cases back then that I said I wouldn't talk about because of my ongoing case now . .  but I will tell you this. People are going back to my past. . . . They’re going back to the past and they’re trying to add all of this stuff now to that—to make all of the stuff that’s going on now feel real to people." Gayle: "But the past relevant to you and underaged girls." R. Kelly: "Absolutely, no it's not." Gayle: "Why?"  R. Kelly: "Because, number one, I beat my case."] SOUNDCUE (:38 OC . . . I beat my case)

Gayle then said, ["You were acquitted." R. Kelly: "We can't double jeopardy me like that. It's not fair. When you beat your case you beat your case." Gayle: "But I'm not talking about that case were you were acquitted, I'm talking about other cases where women have come forward and said 'R. Kelly had sex with me when I was under 18 . . .'" R. Kelly: "Not true. Whether they’re old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true."] SOUNDCUE (:36 OC . . . not true)


The singer also denied holding women against their will. He said, [“I don’t need to. Why would I? How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all I’ve been through in my way, way past to hold somebody—let alone four, five, six, 50 you said, how stupid would I be to do that? That’s stupid guys. . . . Use your common sense."] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC . . . use your common sense)

He continued, ["Forget the blogs. Forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want to. But just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me with my crazy past and what I’ve been through. Oh, right now I just think I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain ’em up in my basement and don’t let ’em eat and don’t let ’em out, unless they need some shoes down the street from they uncle. Stop it. Ya’ll quit playin’. Quit playin’. I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I’m fightin’ for my fu**in’ life.”] SOUNDCUE (:35 OC . . . my f*cking life)