R. Kelly stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday to promote his new album, The Buffet, but things went from great to disastrous after host, Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, started asking about the singer’s past sexual abuse allegations.
Nearly 8 minutes into the interview, Modarressy-Tehrani launched right into this question: “When you think about R. Kelly I think people find it very difficult to not think about the multiple lawsuits, the multiple allegations of you having inappropriate relations, sex relations with minors. What do you say to those people who find it conflicting.”
To that, the Grammy Award wining singer responded: “Since you are the one who brought it up I’ll just say it to you because I don’t hear it from anyone else … As far as from me to you, I would say f*ck that. I’m a man that believes what I sees. Everywhere I’ve been I get nothing but love.”
At that point, Caroline attempted to make a point and that’s when things spiraled out of control. “I didn’t come here for negative, I came here for positive,” the artist explained.
A source tells HipHollywood exclusively that the singer “felt like he was ambushed” by the news outlet and that he was very “upset.”
See the interview below and for when things go haywire, go straight to 8 minutes.