The embattled R&B singer, R. Kelly angrily blamed his ex-wife for “destroying” his name and claimed other people stole from his bank accounts during new portions of an interview that aired on Thursday, a day after the R&B star was jailed for not paying child support.
Kelly, who is charged with sexually abusing three girls and a woman in Chicago years ago, shouted and cried as he spoke in an interview. He said his ex-wife was lying when she accused him of domestic abuse, and his voice broke as he asked, “How can I pay child support if my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can’t work?”
The 52-year old singer was jailed on Wednesday after he said he could not afford to pay $161 000 in back child support. He said he had “zero” relationship with his three children but knows they love him.
The interview, which was recorded earlier this week, marked the first time Kelly has spoken publicly since his arrest last month in the s3xual abuse case. In segments that aired on Wednesday, he ranted while pleading with viewers to believe that he never had s3x with anyone under-age 17 and never held anyone against their will.