R.Kelly Says Trial Was ‘Hell’ and “It’s time to move on”

what you go through can feed the passion” Kelly said when asked about his success with The Chocolate Factory, Happy People/U Saved Me, TP-3: Reloaded, and Double Up, albums that were all released during his legal battle. “Some people fall off but I chose not to do that, I chose to just pull myself together and get over these humps” he recalls. Since the release of “The Chocolate Factory” in 2003, Kelly has been on three nationwide tours, has released four well received albums with sales of over ten million copies and has also sold a number of DVD’s from the popular “Trapped In The Closet” series. With all of the aforementioned success Kelly has no plans to stop. “I’m not gonna allow this to make me run under a rock and not do my job” he says. In addition to the legal charges, Kelly has also been attacked by former employees and even his own brother in recent years. All parties have called the singer out for allegedly having a problem — seeking teenage girls. “Those people don’t know Robert, they don’t know me” said the singer, responding to his brother’s claims and the allegations that he had an affair with his former publicist’s daughter which he linked to them being disgruntled after being fired. At one point the “Hairbraider” singer seemed baffled by the host’s “underage girl” question to which he asked the host to clarify how young is young. “I have some friends that are 19” ended up being his response to the question, later insisting that he doesn’t like anyone underage or illegal. Regardless of what the future may hold for the singer/songwriter who was acquitted of 14 counts of child pornography this summer, Kelly is sure of two things. Number one, the singer proclaims that his style will not change, there will be no watered down R.Kelly records — “No different than a fireman running to a fire, no matter how big the blaze is … I’m not going to let this effect my gift.” Number two, the Platinum-selling star vowed on BET to never speak about this case again, at one point telling BET host Toure’ “this interview will never happen again.” “It’s time for me to move on, I can’t keep answering questions.” “If you were charged with something and you were found innocent then you can’t be found guilty for being found innocent.”


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