By the mid-2010s, R. Kelly was nonetheless making albums and touring throughout the nation. In December 2015, he launched his thirteenth album, “The Buffet,” which solely bought 37,000 copies inside its first week, in comparison with different albums, just like the 2013 album “Black Panties,” which bought over 100,000 in the identical timeframe. Together with his album flopping off the beginning, Kelly agreed to do a sit-down interview with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani of HuffPost Stay to hopefully garner some consideration for the album, nevertheless it backfired horribly.
Simply two weeks after “The Buffet” was launched, Kelly sat down with Modarressy-Tehrani on December 23, 2015. Through the interview, she requested the R&B singer if he had a wholesome relationship with intercourse, because the lyrics in his songs are closely sexual. Kelly instantly bought defensive concerning the query and answered, “I didn’t come right here to get interrogated. I did not come right here for a deposition.” After condescendingly asking Modarressy-Tehrani if she knew what a deposition was, he continued, “This isn’t about R. Kelly. This isn’t about music. This isn’t about somebody who works onerous on his music, who has an album out. That is about attempting to interrogate me, and that is about, you understand, disrespect.”
The interview didn’t final lengthy after that. Modarressy-Tehrani requested Kelly what he needed to say to his many followers who questioned if there was reality to his sexual abuse allegations, and he angrily talked over her, dodged the query, and stormed off set.