March 8, 2019

R. Kelly’s Former Lawyer Says He’s ‘Guilty As Hell’ + Claims To Have Changed Lyrics To ‘Ignition’

R. Kelly’s Former Lawyer Says He’s ‘Guilty As Hell’ + Claims To Have Changed Lyrics To ‘Ignition’

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Everyone has an opinion on the R. Kelly matter at this point.

One of the singer’s former lawyers is spilling all of the tea. Ed Genson was the lead attorney in Kelly’s 2008 trial, and years after his team helped the Chicago artist be found not guilty by a jury, he is sharing his true feelings on the matter.

When I represented Kelly in Florida, they set the bond at a $1 million,” he said to the Chicago-Sun Times. “We paid the bondsman $100,000. He was out on bond on the Florida case for three days and they made $100,000. Because he had to fly back to Chicago because they were going to arrest him here.”

He then started to throw some bombshells.

“He was guilty as hell!” Genson said. “I don’t think he’s done anything inappropriate for years. I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else.”

He later continued about how he allegedly helped switch up the original lyrics to Kelly’s hit song “Ignition” after he heard some questionable lyrics.

“I was riding in the car, listening to a song and said, ‘Are you crazy? This is all I need.’ He re-wrote it…Ignition,” Genson said. “It’s a song related to a guy driving around in a car with his girlfriend. It was originally a high school instructor in a class teaching people how to drive a car. I changed the words.”

Genson was diagnosed with terminal bile cancer over a year ago and was given 90 days to live.

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