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The incident happened today (Dec 21) during an interview with the Huff Post Live.

At the beginning of the interview, Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani asked R. Kelly about his influences on the making his new project The Buffet. After answering that question, he explained the problems with album sales due to the ease of getting music for free online. 

“That’s going to hurt the artists,” he says, “me, and a lot of artists out there.”

A little more than six minutes into her interview with the Chicago singer-producer, Modarressy-Tehrani asks him about fans who are conflicted about supporting his music. She then asked him what he thought about that stance.

“I say, ‘F*** that,’” he said. “I say I have a lot of fans around the world that love R. Kelly and I’m glad they don’t feel the way she do.” Then the interviewer referenced the multiple allegations of his having sexual relations with minors and R. Kelly says that he doesn’t see any negativity. 

Everywhere that I’ve been, I get nothing but love — unless all of those people are tricking me and acting when they see me come in a concert,” he says. “I love even those that come against me,” he added. “I love people that hate me.”

R. Kelly, who said he was there to be interviewed about his The Buffet album that was released December 11, said that the interview with Modarressy-Tehrani had become negative. 

I’m going to let you know that any other negative things that come at me as far as negativity,” he said, “I’m gonna get up and I’m gonna walk out and I’m gonna go to McDonald’s, hopefully the McRib is out, and I’m gonna go home to Chicago and I’m going to play me some basketball, go to the studio and, just you know, work on my next album.

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