After taking a minute for Kelly to regain his composure, King tried to rein the situation in. There is no age range listed for one of the alleged victims. Kelly insisted, "She's not telling the truth. What kind of woman would tear down a dad who's trying to have a relationship with their kids?", although he later said his current relationship with them is "zero".
Kelly also faces 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The 52-year-old singer has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty.
Kelly claimed in a 2012 memoir Soulacoaster that he had been sexually abused as a child.
Kelly was taken into custody in Chicago for owing more than $161,000 in child support to his three children with ex-wife Andrea Kelly. It said he had engaged in sexual, mental, and physical abuse of girls and women.
'All of them are lying, ' Kelly said in segments of the interview broadcast Wednesday. "I have been assassinated". This is not me!'
Speaking about the allegations with veteran CBS journalist Gayle King, the rapper said: "I'm fighting for my f****** life". They claimed that they both are in a romantic relationship with Kelly and are "very happy" and that their parents are "basically out here just to get money".
R. Kelly taken into custody in IL
During his outlandish interview for CBS This Morning , Kelly told host Gayle King that 'I didn't go looking for Joycelyn Savage . Kelly , 52, pleaded not guilty in February to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a fourth woman.
Geneva Motor Show: One-off Bugatti Voiture Noire showcased
They are billing it as the most expensive new vehicle ever - at €11 million, coincidentally a million euros for every decade. At the ongoing Geneva Motor Show , Bugatti presented the Voiture Noire which translates to black auto .
Bloomberg Will Not Run For President
The independent-turned-democratic contender had openly considered the possibility of a run to unseat President Trump for months. Bloomberg had mulled running for president as a Democrat in 2020, before ultimately deciding against it.
As for the actual plausibility of reconnecting with his children, Drea Kelly has never once objected to the idea, even though she is on record as labeling her ex-husband a vile and underhanded individual.
R&B star R. Kelly blames his ex-wife for "destroying" his name and says others have stolen from his bank account.
Jurors previously acquitted Kelly of child pornography charges in 2008. Clary denied ever having sex with Kelly before she was 18 years old, despite her father claiming otherwise.
Gayle replied: "But the past is relevant with you with underage girls". King perhaps registered no more conspicuous combo of disbelief and disgust than when Kelly posited that the two young women now in his life (/possession?) were not taken from their families but given to him, one by a groupie father.
The full interview airs Wednesday morning on CBS This Morning and King also sat down with Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage-the two women now living with R. Kelly.
That's where we get a glimpse of what R. Kelly, the alleged serial abuser of women, really looks like. He also accused their parents, who have publicly expressed concern over their safety with Kelly, of being in it for the money. The couple said they have not spoken to their 23-year-old daughter for two years and asked Kelly to make her available to talk to them. And we never "sold" our daughter to him or anyone else.