December 21, 2015


Watch R. Kelly Walk Out of Heated Interview After 'Negative' Questioning

R. Kelly walked away from an interview with Huffington Post Live on Monday (Dec. 21) after taking offense to the line of questioning. 

After host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani solicited fan questions via Twitter, she asked the R&B veteran to comment about the low sales of recent LP The Buffet and many fans' conflicted feelings of supporting the singer, considering his history of alleged sexual relations with minors. The anger starts to boil over around the 11:00 mark in the clip.

"I didn't come here for negative; I came here for positive," Kelly says in the clip, growing visibly annoyed with Modarressy-Tehrani's queries. "If you don't get something juicy then your television show is going to be cut off and you won't have a job," he tells her, referring to the interview style as a "deposition."

"Any other negative things come out of your mouth as far as negativity, I'm gonna get up and I'm gonna walk out, and I'm gonna go to McDonald's," he warns. "Hopefully the McRib is out. And I'm going to go home to Chicago, and I'm going to play me some basketball, go to the studio and work on my next album."

Kelly allows Modarressy-Tehrani one final question, but he walks out, still displeased, announcing, "This interview is over."