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Did R. Kelly Confess To Running A Cult? 5 New Details About His New Song That Addresses The Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Does R Kelly Run A Cult? Details R Kelly New Song I Admit Addresses Allegations Of Sexual Abuse And Sex Cult

R. Kelly addresses the "sex cult" and sexual misconduct allegations, his past, and those who have wronged him in his new 19-minute track titled "I admit."

The confessional details many parts of his life including intimate confessions, "sins" he has committed, and the alleged sexual misconduct he has been accused of over in the past two decades.

“I never thought it would come to this, to be the most disrespected artist / So I had to write a song about it," he sings. "Because they always take my words and twist it / Believe me, it’s hard to admit all this."

Kelly opens up to the world about being the subject of multiple sexual misconduct allegations, the most recent being that he was the leader of a "sex cult" that held women hostage and controlled their every move.

Although he has never been convicted of any crimes, the R&B singer's name has been dragged through the dirt.

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The nearly 20-minute track talks about dozens of aspects about his life, but there are five big bombshells Kelly addresses in it.

1. He claims he was a victim of sexual abuse when he was 14. 


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R. Kelly explains that his innocence was stolen from him as a result of sexual abuse he suffered as a teen at the hands of a relative.

“Now, I admit a family member touched me (touched me, touched me, touched me) / From a child to the age 14, yeah / While I laid asleep, took my virginity (sleep, gini’),” he sings.

2. He basically says pedophilia is an opinion.

Kelly admits to having been with women of all ages and, although he doesn't state specific ages, it's clear some were underage.

"I admit I f--k with all the ladies, that's both older and young ladies (ladies, yeah) / But tell me how they call it pedophile because that shit is crazy (crazy)," he sings. "You may have your opinions, entitled to your opinions (opinions) / But really am I supposed to go to jail or lose my career because of your opinion?"

Did we hear that correctly? He believes pedophilia is an opinion? 

Let's take a look at the definition of the word. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines pedophilia as a "sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object; specifically: a psychiatric disorder in which an adult has sexual fantasies about or engages in sexual acts with a prepubescent child." 

He may have denied the sexual misconduct allegations against him but this is big, too. You probably shouldn't have said that if you want to restore your reputation, Kelly.

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3. He calls out the journalist who has reported on his allegations for 20 years.

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Journalist Jim DeRogatis followed R. Kelly's alleged sexual misconduct for over two decades and made quite the name for himself as a result. The singer explains in his new song that although DeRogatis ruined his life, he is praying for him and isn't going to allow him to rob him of happiness.

“To Jim DeRogatis, whatever your name is (whatever your name is) / You been tryna destroy me for 25 whole years (25 whole years, yeah) / Writin’ the same stories over and over against (stories, stories, yeah ) / Off my name, you done went and made yourself a career (a whole career) / But guess what? I pray for you and family, and all my other enemies (prayed for you, enemies) / I’m not gonna let y’all steal my joy, I’m just gon’ keep on doing me (my joy, doing me)," R. Kelly sings.

4. He calls the allegations against him "absurd."

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Kelly doesn't shy away from his allegations. In fact, he bashes them and denies the claims women have made against him in the past decades.

“I admit I am not perfect / I never said I was perfect / Say I’m abusing these women / What the f--k, that’s some absurd s--t,” he sings. “They brainwashed, really? / Kidnapped, really? / Can’t eat, really? / Real talk, that sounds silly.”

Kelly continues to tear apart his critics and accusers and flat-out says he didn't do anything.

“Now what I don’t know what else to say except I’m falsely accused,” he sings. “Tell me, how can you judge me when you’ve never walked in my shoes?”

5. He tells Spotify to shove it.

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After recent allegations, Spotify removed Kelly's songs from its playlists, though his contract with the company remained, Rolling Stones reported. Although his songs weren't included on popular playlists, they were still searchable but Kelly explains he did not appreciate Spotify's decision.

“Spotify, took me off they playlist / I admit that I been underrated,” Kelly sings. “I’m not convicted, not arrested, but dragged my name in the dirt / All this work to be successful and you’re bending me because of what you heard.”

Kelly explains in his new track that Spotify judged him solely based on alleged incidents and chose to take his music off for the company's image. The contract was later revoked but it still made headlines.

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