Though the trial of R. Kelly has yet to officially begin, the court of public opinion is already in session. With the increasingly damning saga unfolding around him, R Kelly decided to hit CBS: This Morning for an interview with Gayle King. A curious move, and equally bold, considering that many have already branded him in a nefarious light. During the conversation, Kelly found himself in the midst of an emotional breakdown, screaming about the ongoing ruin of his life and career. “I’m fighting for my f**king life!” he cries. “You’re killing me with this shit!”

As it happens, the internet at large remains unmoved. In fact, many have already begun turning R. Kelly into a meme, which has led to many questioning the integrity behind such a process. Still, for some, gallows humor can be a comfort, a coping mechanism with the disturbing and dark potentials of human nature. Otherwise, the often divided public appears to be standing as a united front on this one, all but ready to wash their hands of the disgraced singer.

Check out some of the recent reactions to R. Kelly’s recent, and quite possibly final interview. How do you feel about the way this one is playing out?

lil duval


Me watching R Kelly breakdown and cry

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Angie Thomas


Gayle’s giving him the same face I’ve seen black mommas gives their toddlers during temper tantrums. I was just waiting for her to say, “Are you done yet?”

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R.Kelly explodes: “I’m fighting for my fucking life! Y’all killing me with this shit! I gave y’all 30 years of my fucking career!”

Gayle: “Robert….”#rkellyinterview

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Matthew A. Cherry


R. Kelly: I need help.

Gayle: What help do you need Robert?

R. Kelly: This is the type of help I need. I need somebody to help me……to not have such a big heart.


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People saying R. Kelly crying makes him innocent like you didn’t cry when your mother came around the corner with that belt to whoop you for something you did 🧐

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R.Kelly the new Jordan Crying meme now…..

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Yung Rìcø👹@_Phillysown

R Kelly Prosecutors at home :

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Morris Time and The Day@geauxhomeRAHJer



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Elon Musty@spicylilmango

R Kelly: I’m fighting for my life!!!


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Somebody hand R. Kelly an Emmy for “Worst Performance by a Liar in a Leading Role.”

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#DTWD Duval Giant@DuvalGiant77

R. Kelly’s publicist.

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Waiting for R. Kelly to go to jail like

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Not sure if R Kelly should never talk again, or do an interview every single day.

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