R. Kelly Leaves HuffPost Live After Fielding Questions of Sexual Past


Anything for a Q4 headline I guess, but don’t get it wrong, us feeding into the story isn’t much better.  However, it’s news (sort of) and we are curious of your opinion.

In 2015 it’s odd to us that we they are still talking about this. Do other celebrities get held to the same level? Does Woody Allen?  The interviewer was certainly using a situation, which has been stomped to death well in the past, to create an awkward moment thus leading to an attention grabbing headline.  Doing her job you say? This job can be handled in multiple ways, but at what expense?

So, rewind-in case you have not yet heard-R. Kelly was a guest on HuffPost Live on Monday for a live interview in promotion of his brand new album The Buffet. Sitting down with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, their chat started off nice and professional, but soon-and in a way that seemed well calculated-the questions reared to his past allegations of sexual activities with underage girls. Thus leading to Kelly walking off the show-and potentially making an even worse move by going to McDonald’s.

What started the situation was Modarressy-Tehrani asking him a question about a fan who was “conflicted” about supporting his music due to his nefarious past. “I say, ‘F— that,’” he said. “I say I have a lot of fans around the world that love R. Kelly and I’m glad they don’t feel the way she do.”

But when Kelly is pressed about his alleged sexual proclivities with minors, he becomes defensive, talking over the interviewer.

“What I’m gonna tell you is that I am going to sit here and talk to you like the beautiful woman you are and I’m going to talk to you with respect,” he said. “And I’m going to let you know that any other negative things that come out of your mouth, I’m gonna get up and I’m gonna walk out and I’m gonna go to McDonald’s, hopefully the McRib is out. Then I’m gonna go to Chicago, play some basketball, go to the studio and work on my next album.”

Really? The McRib?! Yep, that happened. But, Modarressy-Tehrani asked Kelly one more question and Kellz responded that he did not come on the show “to get interrogated” and called it a “deposition.” He then got up and left.

So, he agreed to sit-down and do this interview, but did his team talk to HuffPost prior? Was Kelly prepared for the questions to go left? It really doesn’t matter because artists know how the media can be with their agendas. Does the situation going either way help either party more than on the level of click-bait? Whatever… The Buffet is in stores now. Peep the interview/walk-off below… What do you think?


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