R&B singer, R. Kelly has released a 19-minute song ‘I Admit’ which was released on Monday, July 23 where he addressed the numerous accusations of sexual misconduct and domestic violence he has been slammed with for years and in recent times.
In the song, Kelly dismisses claims paedophilia and sexual abuse and even went as far as to claim that the activities he has taken ownership of are all mother-approved. Bold.
Kelly referenced his late mother, Joanne Kelly, multiple times in the song beginning with her initial disappointment in him before eventually leading to her enduring support.
R. Kelly’s ex-wife and mother of his three children, Andrea Kelly, had a few things to add to the track fuelling suggestions that the singer could still be holding on to his darkest secrets. The Dancer and actress posted her version of “I Admit” on her Instagram page:
“And rolling over in her grave because of the ABUSIVE things you do / You say she’s looking down from heaven So there’s nothing she didn’t see / Which means she saw you BEAT me from heaven and neglect her grand babies……Admit it,” Andrea writes.
Kelly also mentions his mother, Joanne Kelly, in his song I Admit. He suggests he wouldn’t do anything that would disappoint her.
“For nothing, for no one, nada, mama, Joanne, is watching / She must be turning over in her grave / Listen to heaven, just stay on my grind, and that’s 24/7/ And I know my mama Joanne is smiling down on me,” he sings.
Andrea, who shares three children with the singer, suggests Kelly is a “dead beat dad” in her version of the song.
“Your children you don’t see / Because you treat them like your fans / And not your flesh and blood, please / Being a dead beat dad is a conscious choice / You could face time w them EVERYDAY / they’d SEE your face and HEAR your voice,so….. / Admit it,” she writes.
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THE REMIX: Admit it Admit it Admit it Your mama IS watching over you And rolling over in her grave because of the ABUSIVE things you do You say she’s looking down from heaven So there’s nothing she didn’t see Which means she saw you BEAT me from heaven and neglect her grand babies……Admit it Admit it Admit it Your children you don’t see Because you treat them like your fans And not your flesh and blood, please Being a dead beat dad is a conscious choice You could face time w them EVERYDAY they’d SEE your face and HEAR your voice,so….. Admit it Admit it Admit it Then go get some professional help Own the pain that you’ve inflicted on others’ All by yourself Even though you can’t read or write it didn’t stop you from making hit songs But you don’t have to read or write to know Domestic Violence is wrong, so…. Admit it Admit it Admit it Your past is not is an excuse Just because you were abused doesn’t mean you get to ABUSE….. Admit it Admit it Admit it Cause the TRUTH will set you free Nothing good is gonna come to you UNTIL YOU DO RIGHT BY ME. #domesticviolenceawareness #survivor #free #truth #speak @theshaderoom @tmz_tv @thejasminebrand_ @balleralert @bet @people @billboard @theviewabc @wendyshow @iamsteveharveytv @johnlegend @theellenshow @ncadv