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This is not me!

After portions of Gayle King's explosive interview with R. Kelly tore up Twitter on Wednesday, causing King to trend worldwide, CBS News announced Wednesday afternoon it will broadcast a one-hour primetime special showing even more of the interview at 8 p.m. Friday. "Y'all killing me with this (expletive)".

"You're trying to solicit me like I'm some f-king ho". Thirty years of my career! "I'm trying to have a relationship, and I can't do it", he exclaims while coming to his feet. You killing me, man! This is not about music. After, Oprah and my kids Kirby and Will called me to ask if I was okay because it looked scary.

During the interview with King which aired on Thursday, Kelly wept and yelled that he was unable to pay child support, partly due to his ex-wife's allegations in "Surviving R. Kelly" that he abused her.

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In a follow-up tweet, Avenatti addressed the emotion that Kelly shows in the interview: "R. Kelly's tears are out of fear and despair". The couple said they haven't spoken to their 23-year-old daughter for two years and asked Kelly to make her available to talk to them.

Both Savage and Clary are the singer's live-in girlfriends, and they admitted to having a three-way relationship with him.

During the tearful interview, they dismissed claims by their parents that they have been brainwashed, with Clary calling her father a "manipulative liar". "We've received information from [the] Chicago Police Department of a victim, who lives out-of-state, who had made allegation [s] of a criminal sexual conduct incident against R. Kelly", the statement read.

Kelly told King during their interview that his ex was not telling the truth when she alleged abuse in the docuseries. They added that he should "die in prison".

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Rather, Kelly said, he learned from a bank teller how many people actually had access to his account.

Singer R. Kelly has been taken into custody for failure to pay $161,000 in child support and was jailed Wednesday evening, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Chicago. The series - which featured interviews with almost 50 people - was inspired by years of reporting by Chicago journalist Jim DeRogatis.

"A lot of the public already thinks he's guilty, and there is a very negative image of him, so the only thing he might think he can do is try to change their minds", Thiagarajah said.

Kelly's publicist Darryll Johnson told AP his client was prepared to pay $50,000 to $60,000, but not the full amount, because he has been unable to work. He addressed Gaga in particular in his interview with King. He has written numerous hits for himself and other artists, including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. But my dad and my mom. they started to send threats to both me and him.

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