R. Kelly Responds to Sexual Misconduct Allegations in 19-Minute Song, ‘I Admit’ https://t.co/MCrdXYFtgW— Variety (@Variety) July 23, 2018
He addresses the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him in a sprawling 19-minute song called “I Admit It”
“I done made some mistakes. How they gon’ say I don’t respect these women, when all I’ve done is represent (30 years)/ Take my career and turn it upside down, ’cause you mad I’ve got some girlfriends (girlfriends). I admit I fuck with all the ladies, that’s both older and young ladies/ But tell me how they call it pedophile, because that shit is crazy."
"You may have your opinions, entitled to your opinions/ But really am I supposed to go to jail or lose my career because of your opinion/ Yeah, go ahead and stone me, point your finger at me/ Turn the world against me, but only god can mute me."
"Said I’m abusing these women, what the fuc that’s some absurd shit/ They’re brainwashed, really?/ Kidnapped, really?/ Can’t eat, really?/ Real talk, that shit sound silly.”
on his struggles with illiteracy
"I admit I can’t spell for shit/I admit that all I hear is hits (ohh)/I admit that I couldn’t read the teleprompter when the Grammy’s asked me to present (yeah)"
he was sexually assaulted as a child
“Now, I admit a family member touched me (touched me, touched me, touched me)/From a child to the age 14, yeah/While I laid asleep, took my virginity/So scared to say something, so I just put the blame on me,”