R. Kelly Releases 19-Minute Song “I Admit” Addressing Sex Cult Allegations
Grammy Award-winning R&B artist R. Kelly has released a 19-minute song called “I Admit”.
In the song, he addresses recent abuse claims and allegations that he kidnapped women and holds them against their will. He also addresses the Spotify playlist ban, his illiteracy, molestation as a child, and his dire financial situation.
He took to his Instagram page to announce his new single with the caption, “Today is the day you’ve been waiting for. 🎶 I ADMIT 🎶 link in bio”, directing followers to a SoundCloud link.
“I done made some mistakes,” he admits but goes on to say: “How they gon’ say I don’t respect these women, when all I’ve done is represent / Take my career and turn it upside down, ’cause you mad I’ve got some girlfriends.”
“I admit I f**k with all the ladies,” he sings. “That’s both older and young ladies/ But tell me how they call it ‘pedophile’ because of that shit/ 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?”
Kelly directly responds to the sex cult claims. “I admit I am not perfect,” he says. ” I never said I was perfect/ Say I’m abusing these women/ What the f**k?/ That’s some absurd shit/ They brainwashed?/ Really?/ Kidnapped?/ Really?/ Can’t eat?/ Really?/ Real talk/ That shit sound silly.”
He continues: “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.”
He talks about his financial status singing, “Now the truth in this message is I’m a broke-ass legend / The only reason I stay on tour is ’cause I gotta pay my rent.
“I never thought it would come to this, to be the most disrespected artist / So I had to write a song about it / Because they always take my words and twist it / Believe me, it’s hard to admit all this.”
Kelly then goes to talk on why he wrote the song saying, “I never thought it would come to this, to be the most disrespected artist/ So I had to write a song about this, ’cause they always take my words and twist it/ Believe me, its hard to admit all this, but I’m in my feelings about this sh–/ But I had to set the f—in’ record straight.”
He also speaks of a family member sexually abusing him as a child until the age of 14.
R. Kelly concludes “I Admit” with this proclamation: “The only thing I have left is my voice. And now I have to use it for my protection because they left me no choice.”
Listen to “I Admit” below: