Kelly's comments were broadcast less than a day after he was at the Daley Center for a closed-door hearing on the delinquent child support he owes his ex-wife. Last month, his attorney Steve Greenberg cited "mismanagement", "hangers-on" and "bad deals" as some of the reasons Kelly "really doesn't have any money", CNN reported.
The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer admitted that he recently went to the bank on his own for the first time, and discovered that he only has $350,000 in his account. But I knew that I wasn't in any real danger.
There were also tears during King's interview with two women whose families say they are being controlled by the singer. "She's not telling the truth".
"Quit playing, quit playing", he said, becoming tearful. "I'm just being honest". The woman, who is now 30 years old, claims Kelly also gave her herpes when she would regularly visit him in Atlanta. R. Kelly cried to King that he can't pay for his kids because his ex-wife is destroying his life. Two brothers pictured in the photo later told police that Smollett had paid them to stage the attack because he wanted a raise and to further his career. Three of the four victims in the case were underage at the time of their assaults. I know 43-year-olds, bodies tight, they cool, I go out with them, I kick it with them.
Kelly became emotional, saying such allegations have left him unable to spend time with his children.
"I'm trying to have a relationship with my kids and I can't do it" because of the sexual abuse allegations, he shouted.
Two women living with R. Kelly are defending the R&B superstar charged with sexual abuse, saying in an interview aired Thursday that their relationships with him are consensual.
R Kelly tells CBS's Gayle King he is innocent of sex abuse charges in fiery interview
Gayle King's explosive interview with R. Kelly is already one of the most talked-about TV events of the week, with one image in particular-that of Kelly ominously standing over the CBS This Morning cohost in what appeared to be a fit of rage-seeming to say so much about power and abuse.
Both sets of parents have denied ever asking for money or receiving money from Kelly.
Clary and Savage, though, maintain that their parents are lying as a means to extort money from Kelly - a charge their parents vehemently deny. So when I met him, he thought that I was 18.
As for their parents' concern, both Clary and Savage maintain that their families are seeking financial gain.
Earlier this week, Gayle King ofCBS This Morning sat down with both women to find out what they had to say about the allegations against the singer.
"My dad and my mom, they started to send threats to me and [Kelly]", Clary said. Though he was "around the corner" and the interviewees couldn't see him, King noted that he would "cough very loudly, so they were aware that he was there".
A primetime special on King's 80-minute interview with Kelly airs Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.