Rapper R. Kelly Releases 19-Minute Single “I Admit” Regarding Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Rapper R. Kelly is back to “set the record straight” on the sexual misconduct accusations against him, including running a “sex cult” as well as brainwashing and sexually abusing women. On Monday, he released a 19-minute track titled “I Admit.”
It was released on Soundcloud, where he denies abusing and assaulting women. Though he admitted he’s “made some mistakes.”
“Now the truth in this message is I’m a broke-ass legend / The only reason I stay on tour is ’cause I gotta pay my rent,” Kelly sings. “I never thought it would come to this, to be the most disrespected artist / So, I had to write a song about it / Because they always take my words and twist it / Believe me, it’s hard to admit all this.”
He said he’s been with both older women and younger women, but says the allegations have defamed his name “’cause you mad I’ve got some girlfriends.”
“I admit I f— with all the ladies, that’s both older and young ladies / But tell me how they call it pedophile, because that s–– is crazy.”
“Went and f—ed a n—a’s b—h / I admit, I admit that I did / I f—ed my girlfriend’s best friend / Yeah, I tapped that in the back of my Benz / I admit I’m sorry for my sins,” Kelly sings.
He called the allegations “absurd,” maintaining his innocence.
“Said I’m abusing these women, what the f— that’s some absurd s–– / They’re brainwashed, really? / Kidnapped, really? / Can’t eat, really? / Real talk, that s–– sound silly.”
“What’s the definition of a ‘cult’? / What’s the definition of a ‘sex slave’? / Go to the dictionary / look it up / Let me know / I’ll be here waiting,” he sings.
He also revealed a past of sexual abuse in his own life as a teenage boy.
“Now, I admit a family member touched me / From a child to the age 14 / While I laid asleep, took my virginity,” Kelly sings.
He also touched on being removed from Spotify due to its new hateful content policy:
“Spotify, took me off they playlist / I admit that I been underrated,” Kelly sings. “I’m not convicted, not arrested, but dragged my name in the dirt / All this work to be successful and you’re bending me because of what you heard.”