Oprah gives kudos to her bestie Gayle King for steady focus during R. Kelly interview


Gayle King has received kudos across social media for her composure during an explosive R. Kelly interview where the singer appeared enraged as he defended himself against the latest allegations of sexual abuse.

R. Kelly yells and cries through interview as Gayle King keeps her cool

King’s bestie Oprah Winfrey, of course, couldn’t be prouder of King’s professionalism during the contentious interview and tweeted out a congratulatory message.

“Bravo @GayleKing for calm and steady focus during #RKelly interview. Outstanding job! Tell @CBSThisMorning we want to see the whole thing.”


Conversely, Kelly appeared to be unhinged during King’s calmness, as he lost his cool, flew into a rage, stood up and pounded his chest King Kong style as he protested against claims that he was an alleged sexual predator preying on underage girls.

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It was such a sight to see that film director Ava DuVernay had to point out just how on point King was in her questioning approach.

“There’s a lot going on in these R. Kelly clips. But one thing that jumps out is how direct, super clear and no frills these questions are by @GayleKing. She’s asking exactly what most of us would ask if we were in her seat. Crazy how refreshing it is. Speaks to how rare it is.”


Many others also lauded King for her solid interview.




Michael Avenatti, the attorney who brought new videos to Cook County prosecutors that help to bring about new allegations against  the singer that led to R. Kelly  being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, tweeted his assessment of the interview saying that the singer’s time is up.

“Key things we learned from the R. Kelly interview,” tweeted attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents two of Kelly’s alleged victims. “1. R Kelly is a much better singer than he is an actor; 2. He is desperate and distraught because he knows he has been caught. 3. He thinks sexual assault of young girls in the ‘way way past’ cannot be charged. 4. He is guilty.”