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R. Kelly and the Internet don’t seem to mix. After 2013’s #AskRKelly fiasco, the Pied Piper emerged for a second go-round of Twitter questions from fans during a live video interview with Huffington Post on Monday (Dec. 21), but he ended up walking out following the awkward 20-minute Q&A.
Promoting his 13th studio album, The Buffet, things started off smoothly, with the artist saying he wanted to bridge his generation of fans with diverse tracks on his latest LP.
“I’ve created longevity musically,” said Kelly. “Got all different types of generations listening to my music, so in order for me to satisfy those different generations, I had to come up with something and Buffet was it. All different genres of music to feed different genres of people.”
He then said that a “lack of support” and computer downloads has led to dismal Buffet sales as opposed to his risque 2013 release Black Panties.
Six minutes in, host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani asked about the lack of support for R. Kelly the person versus R. Kelly the artist and then tackled his history of sexual allegations, which was more than enough to get the singer rambling.
“I didn’t come here for negative. I came here for positive,” he said. “I don’t give people that’s negative towards me the time of day. … When you start getting negativity coming at you, you pretty much don’t wanna hear that crap. Especially if it was, what, I don’t know how many years ago. So what I’m gonna tell you is that I am going to sit here and gonna talk to you like the beautiful lady you are, and I’m gonna talk to you with respect, but I’m gonna let you know that any other negative things come at me out of your mouth, as far as negativity, I’m gonna get up and walk out and I’m gonna go to McDonald’s. Hopefully, the McRib is out and I’m going to go home to Chicago, play me some basketball, go to the studio and work on my next album.”
After a few questions about his views on sex, Kelly asked the host if she knew what a “deposition” was and makes good on his word by making an exit. Watch it unfold below.
This story first appeared on billboard.com
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