THIS Is Why R. Kelly Decided To Sit Down w/ Gayle King

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Last week, R. Kelly sat down with Gayle King for his first public comments since he was arrested and charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault.

His sit down interview resulted in various memes, and more questions on some of the alleged behavior discussed on Lifetime’s Survivng R. Kelly. Many questioned why he decided to do the interview in the first place, especially knowing how uncomfortable he is when questioned on his sexual habits and history on camera.

According to TMZ, someone close to Kelly said that his “spirit” spoke to him, and wanted him to share his truth during the interview. Kelly also felt like he owed it to himself and his fans to give his side of the story.

Kelly was recently bailed out of jail for the second time after paying off his back child support debt.