R. Kelly Lets His Opinions Flow

R. Kelly is finally ready to speak up about the legal troubles that plagued him for the past few years.

The R&B singer—who was found not guilty earlier this year of videotaping himself having sex with a 13-year-old girl—sat down for an interview with BET correspondent Toure to discuss the accusations and resulting high-profile trial.

“To be honest, I felt like I was in jail the last seven years,” revealed Kelly, who admitted that he was nervous “as hell” about the verdict.

“Verdict day…I couldn’t describe it and I wouldn’t wish it on—if I had a worst enemy, which I don’t,” said Kelly.

Maybe not a worst enemy, but he certainly has plenty of them. The singer attributes his legal woes to vultures who “find a way to get a piece of you one way or the other.

“I’ve been blackmailed a billion times in my career—before the trial, during the trial, after the trial,” Kelly reveals. “I’ve been sued for stuff that—ridiculous things, you know. At one point in my life, I was an ATM machine.”

Check out the video here; it makes for compelling viewing. No doubt about it; his legal troubles are behind him—for now, anwyay—but R. Kelly still knows how to make a splash.