R. Kelly sat down for an interview with GQ magazine for a lengthy interview and among the questions asked, one asked the singer about his thoughts on the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations. He classified it as “strange” and “something we can’t explain.” He went on to say he didn’t believe the allegations and only God can tell him it is true because he was accused of similar things that was not true.
“Well, my opinion on that is, I don’t know what happened. I’m a fan of Bill Cosby’s from the Bill Cosby show, of course — who’s not? And for me to give my opinion on something that I have no idea if it’s true or not, all I can say is that it was a long time ago. And when I look on TV and I see the 70-, 80-, 90-year-old ladies talking about what happened when they were 17, 18 or 19, there’s something strange about it. That’s my opinion. It’s just strange…If God showed me that they were telling the truth, I would say that’s wrong. I don’t care if it was a zillion years ago. But God would have to do that, because God is the only one can show me that. No man can tell me that. No woman can tell me that. And when you wait 70 years, 50 years, 40 years, to say something that simple, it’s strange. You know why I say that is because it happened to me, and it wasn’t true.”
In the interview, that covers a lot of topics, the singer was also asked about his alleged marriage to the late Aaliyah. His would not admit to a marriage but did say he was they loved each other.
“Well, because of Aaliyah’s passing, as I’ve always said, out of respect for her mother who’s sick and her father who’s passed, I will never hat that conversation with anyone. Out of respect for Aaliyah, and her mother and father who has asked me not to personally. But I can tell you I loved her, I can tell you we were very close, We were, you know, best best best best friends.”
Read the entire article over at GQ.