R. Kelly is known for his catchy songs and slow-churned love ballads, but he also has a notorious side. News reports from February revealed that he had one of his victims locked up (just her trailer on his property), which led to even more allegations, including sexual assault and pedophilia. Now all eyes are on the artist again as legal disputes take place involving his album release
How Long Is The Album?
R. Kelly’s lawyer has denied that the singer’s new album “I Admit It” is officially coming out. In a statement to Pitchfork, the lawyer said, “Contrary to published reports, R&B artist R. Kelly has not released an album entitled ‘I Admit It.'”
The album was reportedly set to be released on Friday, but it is unclear if it will be released at all. The album was announced earlier this week on social media, with a tracklist that featured 21 songs.
It is unclear how long the album is, as the tracklist only featured song titles and no lengths were given. However, if the album is anything like Kelly’s previous work, it is likely that it will be around an hour long.
What Do We Know About The Record?
We know that the record exists, but we don’t know much else about it. Kelly’s lawyer has denied that it is an official release, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t be leaked or released in some other way. We don’t know when it was recorded or what the context of the recording is. All we really know is that it exists and that Kelly allegedly admits to some sort of sexual misconduct on the tape.
What Was Changed With This Album?
In December 2018, R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, and in March 2019 he was charged with 11 additional counts of sexual assault and abuse. The release of his album “I Admit It” would be his first since being charged.
This album features Kelly addressing the multitude of sexual assault allegations made against him, many of which span decades. In the song “I Admit,” he addresses the fact that he has been accused of having sex with underage girls, as well as claims that he holds women against their will in a “sex dungeon.” He also denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.
While some may see the release of this album as Kelly’s way of owning up to his wrongdoings, his lawyer denies that it is an admission of guilt. In an interview with Rolling Stone, lawyer Darrell Johnson said, “This is not an admission of guilt… This Is R. Kelly speaking for himself.”
Who Would Be Guilty Of A Crime?
According to R. Kelly’s lawyer, the release of “I Admit It” is not official. However, if the song were to be released, it is possible that Kelly could be charged with a crime. The lyrics of the song appear to confess to numerous crimes, including sexual assault and statutory rape. If these lyrics are proven to be true, Kelly would be guilty of multiple counts of sexual assault and rape.
Is There Going To Be A Lawsuit?
R. Kelly’s lawyer has denied that the singer’s upcoming album will be titled “I Admit It.” The project has been shrouded in controversy ever since a teaser clip featuring Kelly seemingly confessing to sexual misconduct was released online.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many people have called for a boycott of Kelly’s music. Despite this, his lawyer says that the album is not going to be released under that title and is instead titled “The Buffet.”