The Village Voice recently published an article revisiting R.Kelly’s past allegations of sexual assault  that’s circulating around the Internet.

In a radio interview the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer finally responded, with a football metaphor.

“Well I feel like I got the football, man, I’m running towards the touchdown and stopping and looking back, mess around, I’ll get tackled,” Kelly told radio host Big Tigger.

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“And I also want my fans and everybody out there to know that I really appreciate everybody’s support from the very beginning of my career. But as you know, when you get on top of anything, it’s very windy up there,” he added

R.Kelly added that his response to his naysayers can be found in the title of Black Panties final track.

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“As long as I got my fans screaming my name around the world and buying my records, and supporting R. Kelly, everybody who doesn’t agree with it should listen to the last song on ‘Black Panties’ (Shut Up),” he said.

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