R. Kelly: 'I have been assassinated'

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March 6, 2019

R. Kelly is blaming scorned women and social media for his latest troubles.

In his first TV interview since he was charged with sexual abuse last month, the singer ranted and cried, saying he is being persecuted. "You can start a rumor on a guy like me or a celebrity, just like that," Kelly told CBS News' Gayle King. "All you have to do is push a button on your phone and say, 'So and so did this to me, R. Kelly did this to me,' and if you get any traction from that, if you're able to write a book from that, if you're able to get a reality show then any girl that I had a relationship in the past that it just didn't work out can come and say the same thing."I'm talking about the power of social media," he added. 

King sat down with Kelly for a nearly 80-minute interview at his Chicago apartment, a portion of which aired Wednesday on "CBS This Morning."

Visit www.cnn.com to watch the full interview. 

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