R. Kelly Walks Out On ‘HuffPost Live’ Interview When Child Porn Sex Tape Talk Arises [Video]

The most recent time R. Kelly made the news, as reported by the Inquisitr, was when Robert Kelly (better known as simply “R.”) performed the national anthem at an NBA basketball game. It wasn’t Kelly’s singing that went viral online, but the fact that R. was able to hit a 3-point shot with a cigar in his mouth and a donning a turtleneck sweater prior to the Brooklyn Nets versus the Atlanta Hawks game on Tuesday, November 17, in New York. More than one month later, Kelly is going viral for walking of the set of his HuffPost Live interview, as seen in the below video.

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R. Kelly reportedly avoided jail after Kelly was found not guilty in his child-porn case, as reported by Today. Kelly ended up being acquitted of the charges against him, and it was a child porn trial that R. Kelly may have thought ended his six-year ordeal. Back in 2008, when R. was found not guilty on all 14 charges, he left the courthouse and faced screaming fans.

Instead of going to prison for 15 years, Kelly was free to go and continue making music. Known for a voice that displayed his gospel roots, R. Kelly made songs like “Trade in My Life” that featured Kelly singing about Bible verses, asking, “What does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?” According to Sam Adam, Jr., one of Robert’s lawyers during the trial, he heard Kelly giving thanks to God for the verdicts.

“All I heard [from Kelly] while those 14 verdicts were being read was ‘Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus.'”

Kelly might want reporters to forget about what happened during those days, but without R. Kelly directly addressing the questions, such as those posed in the HuffPost Live interview above and coupled with Kelly’s defensive behavior, the accusations could continue.

R. Kelly was arrested, on a warrant from Chicago, when Kelly was indicted on child porn charges. Reportedly, Kelly was accused of appearing in a sex tape and having sex with an underage girl. Kelly’s prosecutors said R. Kelly appeared in the tape, as reported by ABC News, that had been sent to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2002.

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The 13-year-old girl who allegedly appeared in the tape denied being with R. Kelly, who would have been about 30-years-old at the time. Kelly denied he was the man in the sex tape with the young girl, performing graphic sex acts. Kelly’s lawyers said the man in the sex tape did not have a large mole on his back, but that Kelly did.

At that time, Kelly’s PR rep Allen Mayer also spoke about Kelly’s belief in God but Kelly didn’t take the stand to speak for himself.

“Robert said all along that he believed in our system and he believed in God — and that when all the facts came out in court, he would be cleared of these terrible charges. But he never dreamed it would take six and a half years. This has been a terrible ordeal for him and his family and at this point all he wants to do is move forward and put it behind him.”

All these years later, R. Kelly still seems to have a problem speaking for himself when it comes to the child sex accusations. Instead of saying he was cleared of all charges, Kelly urged the HuffPost Live reporter to talk about something positive.

“I’m finna have a great time. I didn’t come here for you to spoil that. You have one more question. [sic]”

When it was noted that Kelly has had multiple accusations against him, Kelly talked over her, saying if his fans hate him, love him or want to destroy him, it doesn’t matter, he loves them all.

[Photo by Frank Franklin II/AP]