American famous R&B singer, R. Kelly has dropped a new album titled ‘I Admit’ which highlighted the various charges levelled against him over the years.
The singer, in 2018 uploaded the whole 19-minute tune to SoundCloud, before he was convicted of sex crimes against teenage girls and producing child pornography, but it has just appeared on Apple or Spotify for the first time.
The spokesman for Sony Music, the company in charge of Kelly’s musical rights, who the described the album as moonlight said it is only temporarily and secretly made public.
Kelly’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, however, alleged Sony Music of stealing her client’s intellectual property, noting that neither the singer nor his entourage was responsible for this release.
The singer is well-known world over for his popular song “I Believe I Can Fly” and has sold 75 million CDs.
He was found guilty in September 2021, at a New York court of orchestrating a “system” of sexual exploitation of young women for three decades, including underage females.
R. Kelly talked about assisting friends who later betrayed him, before admitting to a laundry list of things, including “I done f***ed with a couple of fans,” confessing to having slept with his girlfriend’s friend.
He further said, “How they gon’ say I don’t respect these women when all I’ve done is represent and you mad I’ve got some girlfriends.”
R. Kelly also discussed the allegations saying, “They’re brainwashed, really? Kidnapped, really? Can’t eat, really? Real talk, that s*** sound silly.”
While it’s unclear exactly who he’s talking about, he also seems to blame the parents of one of his female flings for introducing them, saying, “And if you really, really wanna know. Her father dropped her off at my show. And told this boy to put her on the stage. I admit that she was overage.”
In 2018, Spotify stopped promoting R Kelly’s songs as he was accused of running a sex cult, but it seems everything has been resolved as R. Kelly’s is back on the platform.