R Kelly reveals that he was sexually assaulted as a kid.
R n B legend, R Kelly, has revealed that he was sexually abused as a kid.
The singer touched on a few topics in his recent GQ interview, he also weighed in on the Bill Cosby case currently in court.
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R Kelly said:
Well, my opinion on that is, I don’t know what happened,”I’m a fan of Bill Cosby’s from the Bill Cosby show, of course—who’s not?—and for me to give my opinion on something that I have no idea if it’s true or not, all I can say is that it was a long time ago. And when I look on TV and I see the 70-, 80-, 90-year-old ladies talking about what happened when they were 17, 18, or 19, there’s something strange about it. That’s my opinion. It’s just strange.
If God showed me that they were telling the truth, I would say that’s wrong. I don’t care if it was a zillion years ago. But God would have to do that, because God is the only one can show me that. No man can tell me that. No woman can tell me that. And when you wait 70 years, 50 years, 40 years, to say something that simple, it’s strange. You know why I say that is because it happened to me, and it wasn’t true.
He talked about the first time he was sexually abused.
It was a crazy weird experience,“But not a full-blown experience, because it didn’t go down. Contact sexual—no. A visual—absolutely. A visual from him showing me his penis and all that stuff. (it was oral sex the first time, though it soon became intercourse)
The 49-year old said his first sexual intercourse was on the day he slept off while watching TV on a chair. He said he was woken up by the act.
R Kelly revealed how long he was assaulted and when it all stopped.
As far as I can remember, about [age] 7 or 8 to maybe 14, 15. Something like that. When I started having a girlfriend, I felt really bad about it. Then I started getting older and knowing that’s just not supposed to happen—family members. And I think it started getting scary for them because I just started acting really different about it, and I think it became a turnoff to them, and a scary thing.