R. Kelly sings sexual abuse claims against him that have put a screeching halt on his career.
The song, “I Admit,” was posted to Soundcloud on Monday. The track begins with the lyrics, “I admit I have made some mistakes/And I have some imperfect ways.”
R. Kelly gets personal throughout the track, singing that he likes “all the ladies, that’s both older and young ladies,” following it up with: “But tell me how they call it paedophile because that (expletive) is crazy.” Listen via the multi-page post below.
R. Kelly says the media are attempting to distort and destroy his legacy by reporting allegations that he sexually mistreats women.
The R&B artist says in the track that he’s “heartbroken” by the accusations.
Calling himself “a God-fearing man, a son, a brother, and most importantly a father,” Kelly says the media “has dissected and manipulated these false allegations.”
Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges in Chicago in 2008, but speculation about his alleged sexual misconduct has continued. Last month, the #MuteRKelly campaign was launched.
He says he is currently not the subject of any criminal investigations.
Kelly says the accusations “perpetuated by the media” are an “attempt to distort my character and to destroy my legacy that I have worked so hard to build.”