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‘I’m fighting for my (expletive) life’: R. Kelly breaks down in tears in new interview

R. Kelly broke down in tears while discussing sexual assault allegations against him during a recent appearance on CBS This Morning.

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On Tuesday, the singer sat down with Gayle King for his first interview since being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault.

In two first-look clips posted to Twitter, King addressed rumors about Kelly being sexually and physically abusive to women. She also asked him if he’d had sex with underage girls. He said the claims were “not true.”

“People are going back to the past, and they’re trying to add all of this stuff now to that,” he explained.

When King told Kelly the past was relevant, he disagreed.

“Absolutely no, it’s not,” he replied. “For one, I beat my case. When you beat something, you beat it. You can’t double jeopardy me like that. It’s not fair.”

In another clip, King asked the songwriter if he had held women against their will. Kelly got emotional while answering the question, calling the accusations “stupid.”

“Use your common sense,” he said, while looking directly at the camera. “How stupid would it be with my crazy past and what I’ve been through?”

While King tried to interject, Kelly continued to deny the allegations.

“Stop it. Y’all quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff. It’s not me. I’m fighting for my [expletive] life,” he sobbed.

The full interview will air Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET on CBS This Morning.

On Feb. 22, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx unveiled a grand jury indictment against him that involves four victims, three of them minors at the time of the alleged crimes.

Kelly surrendered to police and posted his $100,000 bail after spending a weekend in a Chicago jail.

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