Gayle King, Robin Roberts and What to Do With a ''No-Win'' Interview

If I'm too light on him, it's like because you're in the community you are giving him a pass. I've never received any funds from R. Kelly. But I was never anxious he was going to hurt me.

Last night, the anchor was on Stephen Colbert's show and opened up about the interview and her thought process throughout it. Both women say they are dating Kelly and disputed allegations that the 52-year-old singer is holding them against their will and brainwashing them.

The accolades King has been receiving for her powerful interview with Kelly - who is now facing charges on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, among other charges - aren't just from other journalists, but family, friends, and even megastar celebrities.

Kelly insisted to King that he was innocent, saying he was being "buried alive" and "assassinated". Savage denied that claim to King. "When he started screaming, it terrified me", McGee said. "There was times where I was very hungry, right?" "I decided that if I sat there quietly, make eye contact with him, he would know I'm not going anywhere, that I'm just waiting for him to finish whatever this is".

"When I see Robert getting really upset and he stands out of his seat, my initial reaction is, oh god please don't leave, please don't leave, please don't leave", says King. "Trust the process.' How can you tell another father to trust the process, but you rappin" and ravin' on TV that you wanna see your kids, but you won't allow me to see my own daughter? "I cannot think of another case where there is this anger on so many sides, and you can understand why there would be".

He added: "He need to rot in jail".

"How stupid would it be for me, with my insane past and what I've been through - oh right, now I just think I have to be monster, and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don't let them eat, don't let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle!"

Kelly, a South Side native with hits including "I Believe I Can Fly", was jailed Wednesday for failing to pay more than $160,000 in child support to his ex-wife, Andrea, with whom he shares three kids.

  • Marlene Weaver