SNL cold open spoofs interview between R. Kelly and CBS’ Gayle King

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Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

Gayle King might be shaking things up on CBS This Morning. By airing the conversation King had with Clary and Savage while he was within earshot-and doing so without the insight of psychologists and other experts on abusive relationships that added such crucial context to Surviving R. Kelly-CBS gave weight to their defenses of a man whom many believe brainwashed them into submission. He only recently discovered after going into a bank (for the first time) that people have been stealing money from him all these years.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀. Starts with a Q, ' Thompson's Kelly says before Jones" King replies: "'Big macs?'

"How can I pay child support", Kelly asked. "My ego was telling me 'yes'". How can I take care of my kids?

"Damn that's a good question, I wasn't expecting that, now it's time to switch directions and get some sympathy back", Kelly sang.

From 2005 to 2012, Kelly slowly released a 33-"chapter" R&B opera titled "Trapped in the Closet", about a one-night stand gone awry.

Both sets of parents deny asking Kelly for money or receiving money from him. The absurdly gaudy piece of music has been always been one of pop culture's most gleefully mocked projects, and SNL certainly didn't hold back.

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When asked why he chose to sit down for the interview, Thompson's Kelly says: 'Because people think I'm some kind of a monster.

He does stop, though, to address the docuseries. "If you really look at that documentary...everybody said something bad about me. That's nearly 10", he says. According to King, Perino wrote back and said it was nice to meet her, and that they "had a little joke about it". They've - I've talked to them. I'm not the devil. "All you got to do is push a button on your phone and say R. Kelly did this to me". Thompson's Kelly spent much of the interview either unable to spell, read or actually realize the interview had begun.

"No, you're right, I would not, but this is a very different circumstance". It's getting the victims finally on it.

"Y'all just keep your camera out in the open like that?" he said.

Ronn Torossian, a crisis management expert and CEO of 5W Public Relations, said King did a fantastic job speaking with Kelly in the almost 10-minute excerpt aired on "CBS This Morning". "How do you think that makes me feel as a father?"

He continues: 'Okay, guys, think for a minute. Use your brains. Why would I do those things for 30 years. Y'all killing me with this s**t! In the wake of the #MeToo movement, and especially after the conviction of long-time abuser Bill Cosby, Kelly must see the writing on the wall; the similarities between Cosby's and Kelly's open-secret of being long-time sexual predators with decades of mostly dismissed accusations is too significant to ignore.

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