Despite his trial and all that tribulation, R. Kelly remains a man of the people. The legal people, that is.
"I have some 19-year-old friends. But I don't like anybody illegal, if that's what we're talking about, underage," he said recently when asked during an interview with BET News whether he has a thing for teenage girls.
A half-hour special, featuring the R&B star's first public sit-down since being acquitted on child pornography charges in June, aired last night on the cable network.
While BET correspondent Toure didn't directly address the accusation that, nearly a decade ago, Kelly made a videotape of himself having sex with a then-13-year-old girl, he did ask the "Trapped in the Closet" purveyor—who continued to tour and make platinum-selling albums while being investigated by Chicago authorities for years—about his state of mind throughout the ordeal.