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“I’m a Broke A** Legend,” Everything We Learned From R.Kelly’s 19 Minute Song, “I Admit”

—blogged by @lovelikejhoney

 

Earlier this summer we reported that R&B Icon, #RKelly, had been accused of numerous pedophilia claims which resulted in his music playlists being pulled off of music streaming service, #Spotify, and his concerts being canceled.

This morning the Grammy Award winning artist posted a SoundCloud link on his Instagram page with the caption “Today is the day you’ve been waiting for.” The 19 minute song titled “I Admit” regards the accusations that Kelly kidnapped underage women and held them as sex slaves. 

Although the repetitive chorus sings “I admit, I did it,” R.Kelly denies the extended claims of harassment:

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“I admit I f*ck with all the ladies

That’s both older and young ladies

But tell me how they call it ‘pedophile’ because of that sh*t, that’s crazy

You may have your opinions

Entitled to your opinions

But really am I supposed to go to jail or lose my career because of your opinion?”

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He continued to plead his innocence:

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“I never said I was perfect

Say I’m abusing these women, What the f*ck?That’s some absurd sh*t, They brainwashed?Really? Kidnapped? Really? Can’t eat? Really?Real talk, that sh*t sound silly.”

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And then there’s this: 

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“What’s the definition of a ‘cult’?

What’s the definition of a ‘sex slave’?

Go to the dictionary, look it up, Let me know

I’ll be here waiting.”

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Throughout the lengthy song, Kelly also confesses to being illiterate even saying:

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“I admit I can’t spell for shit,

I admit I couldn’t read the teleprompter when the Grammys asked me to present.”

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The legendary singer elaborated on his inability to read which resulted in a few bad contracts with music companies and labels that have left him broke. Verses later, he says he was illiterate and dyslexic and signed away rights to his own music because he didn’t understand what he was signing when he was young. 

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“I’m a broke ass legend,” Kelly sings midway through the song, while mentioning the couple m’s he borrowed from the record label and the $20 million he owed the IRS. To add to all this debt, the singer has settled out of court numerous times regarding sexual allegations and admits he has 23 lawyers.

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Yet, most shockingly, R. Kelly reveals he was molested by a family member from age 7 to 14. “So scared to say something, so I just put the blame on me,” he sang. Which could explain why the entertainer has been long accused of pedophilia and child pornography. 

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In the almost 20 minute song, Kelly gets more personal and tells the tale of how his career has come to an abrupt hault. Though, in response to social media’s #MuteRKelly campaign, the singer proposed “only God can mute me.” 

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Do you think this new bit of information justifies Kelly’s actions? Do you think he’s innocent or guilty? Comment below!

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One comment

  1. I already knew this! The abused tend to be abusers! I told y’all this man needed help not to be muted! I will forever buy and support his talents! He’s gifted in ways but half of y’all can’t even look in the mirror and face your own truths! Throwing rocks at glass houses is petty!

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