R&B singer R. Kelly is breaking his silence. The crooner has come forward to finally speak up on his publicized sexual abuse charges.
In a preview from an explosive interview set to air tomorrow morning, Kells denies the current charges and claims going against him.
NEW: R&B singer R. Kelly, charged with aggravated sexual abuse, angrily denied the accusations in a new interview with @GayleKing, insisting the claims are “rumors” & “not true.”
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 5, 2019
This week, reports emerged about Kelly’s friend Valencia Patrice Love receiving a bomb threat at a daycare center over the weekend.
4:50 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell us that authorities did NOT find an explosive device at the daycare center. 4:15 PM PT — Chicago PD just confirmed the details of the bomb scare to TMZ … saying multiple calls came in Saturday reporting a bomb threat, adding that the daycare center was evacuated. Luckily, no one was injured … but cops are still investigating. (TMZ)
ONLY HERE: Saturday, multiple people called in a bomb threat to a daycare near W. 79th & Kedzie. The business is connected to the woman who posted R. Kelly’s $100k bond. PER CPD – “No offender in custody. Bomb and arson cleared the scene. Area Central investigating.” @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/80AHAAGmv8
— Brad Edwards (@tvbrad) March 3, 2019
A few days ago, buzz developed about Valencia’s identity.
47-year-old Valencia Patrice Love—a former day-care secretary, a resident of the south Chicago suburb Romeoville, and the owner of a Blue Island breakfast joint called Love on the Blu. But even after news broke of Love’s involvement, the circumstances surrounding her contribution to Kelly’s bail remained foggy. A dive into news reports, witness accounts, court documents, and interviews with Love’s friends, family, and co-workers reveals a bizarre trajectory wrought with ambiguous motives and contradictory claims. (The Daily Beast)
#RKelly’s friend that bailed him out breaks her silence. I spoke with Valencia P. Love for 14 minutes. She says the singer isn’t broke and she didn’t use her $100,000 for Kelly to bounce from the county. Here are notes from our conversation by phone. @fox32news pic.twitter.com/CvTblkyT2j
— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) February 26, 2019
Last week, rap star Drake‘s dad Dennis Graham defended Kelly amid his felony sexual assault case.
“He’s a good friend of mine. I wish him the best. I hate that it’s happening to him. There’s a reason why women come out after the fact. He has my support 100%.” (Variety)