*In the second part of R. Kelly’s emotional interview with “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King released Thursday, the R&B singer explained why he couldn’t pay his $100,000 bail recently, and why he blames his ex wife for all his debt.
“So many people have been stealing my money. People was connected to my account. I went by myself for the first time to a Bank of America. Didn’t know what I was doing, didn’t know what was going on … three weeks ago to a month,” he told King.
“Because I was so tired of not knowing where my money was, where my publishing was.”
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He told King that the teller informed him he only had $350,000 in his account.
Kelly blames his ex Andrea Kelly for all his debt.
“How can I pay child support? How? If my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can’t work. How can I work? how can i get paid? How can I take care of my kids? How?” he wailed to someone off camera.
Andrea previously accused her ex of physical and emotional abuse during their marriage, even recalling the time he “hogtied” her and left her on their bed, Page Six reports.
Kelly insists she’s lying, claiming he doesn’t “know how to hogtie people.”
“Why would I hogtie her? My kids is listening to this. All of this nonsense and I ain’t spending no time with them. This is real, this is not a lie,” he wept to King.
“What kind of woman would tear down a dad who’s trying to have a relationship with their kids?”
R. Kelly was arrested last month and charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse, including against minors. He spent the weekend in a Chicago jail before a friend bailed him out.