R Kelly: 'I Admit' released against sex allegations
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jul 24, 2018,
Jul 24, 2018, 4:57
Speaking about the ladies in question, he states that he does have "some girls that like him to pull their hair", and asks: 'What's the definition of a cult?
The controversial artist has been accused of a number of vicious assaults against women, marrying Aaliyah while she was just 15, and running his own "sex cult" during his prominence as a recording artist.
Halfway through the song, Kelly says that a family member touched him sexually from a young age until he was 14.
Anyway, fuck this, fuck this song, fuck the whole planet, that's a wrap on humans, etc. "What the f***? That's some absurd s***", Kelly sings.
"So I had to write a song about this, 'cause they always take my words and twist it".
He laments that Spotify removed him from their playlists, calls social media "the devil in disguise" and proclaims his music has "nothing to do with my private life". "Can't eat, really? Real talk that shit sounds silly", Kelly opens up after also revealing that he was sexually abused as a young boy.
And I Admit sees Kelly offer a second rebuttal. "Now I'm only saying all this shit, 'cause how they tryna play me, yeah / I admit that this is no disrespect to the parents (no disrespect) / But this is my advice to you 'cause I'm also a parent (parent) / Don't push your daughter in my face, and tell me that it's okay (my face, okay) / 'Cause your agenda is to get paid, and get mad when it don't go your way (yeah, go way)".
On Monday, the 51-year-old rapper dropped a new track on SoundCloud, a 19-minute song called "I Admit".
"Now I admit that they love me to talk dirty when I pull they hair/ Some like me to spank 'em/ Some like to get branded/And what some of these girls want, is too much for the radio station/ Look I'm just a man y'all/ Not a monster or beast".
"Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name", the statement continued.
A later BuzzFeed article by DeRogatis quoted Jerhonda Pace, who claimed to have begun a sexual relationship with Kelly while she was still a minor, and who furnished DeRogatis with documentation of a nondisclosure agreement she reached with the singer. A representative for Kelly did not immediately return TIME's request for comment. "/ Go to the dictionary, look it up / Let me know I'll be here waiting" - he then denies the allegations. "I said my lawyer said 'don't say noth"/But I can tell you I've been set up".