R&B veteran R. Kelly isn’t shying away from the sex cult controversy. The crooner has simmered down backlash thrown his way over mounted accusations.

New footage has gone viral of Kells playing down his headline-generating drama.

#RKelly publicly addresses claims of him having a sex cult and calls them "crap." #WhereYoiPhoneAt

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A few days ago, reports emerged about Kelly hiring a celebrity attorney to get involved in the situation.

R Kelly, who has been accused keeping young women captive in an alleged sex cult, has signed up Bill Cosby’s former powerhouse attorney, Monique Pressley, sources exclusively revealed to DailyMail.com. The DC-based trial attorney is well-known for her appearances as a legal contributor across the news networks. (Daily Mail)

Hollywood director John Singleton recently came to Kells’ defense amid the heated drama.

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“No, he’s not misunderstood. I mean, he has a bunch of girlfriends, you know, a lot of people have a bunch of girlfriends. The women that he’s with are adult women and they made decisions to be with him and they know what they are getting into. I don’t see what the controversy is.” (TMZ)

Recently, rap manager Wack 100 shared his opinion on the Kelly controversy.