R. Kelly taps Bill Cosby’s former crisis manager for help
Although Bill Cosby didn’t beat his rape case and his reputation is in ruins, R. Kelly has reportedly reached out to Cosby’s crisis manager to help the embattled singer.
According The Blast, Andrew Wyatt (the public relations pro who previously helped Cosby as his image sank during his sexual assault trial) has been contacted and is working out a deal to join R. Kelly’s camp in order to prevent another “public lynching of a successful black man in America.”
Wyatt is making the case that successful Black men are getting hammered by the court of public opinion.
Wyatt also compared R. Kelly’s case to that of Cosby and says there is a “racist war” to be fought.
R. Kelly’s team is likely trying to clean up his already damaged image because of an explosive interview that didn’t go over so well with Gayle King on CBS This Morning on Wednesday.
Raging and crying, R. Kelly pounded his fists and yelled while disputing claims that he has slept with underage girls throughout his career.
During the interview that went off the rails at times, King calmly questioned the singer about his charges of alleged aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
“I’m very tired of all the lies. I’ve been hearing things and seeing things on the blogs and I’m just tired.”
Kelly claimed that people trying to “f*cking kill” him.
“Stop it. You all quit playing! Quit playing! I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my f***ing life! Y’all killing me with this sh*t!”.
Wyatt admits in hindsight that the interview was probably a big mistake.
“I would not have advised him to sit down with an interview with all these counts facing him,” Wyatt said.
“We have to show this is no different than a tour,” adding, “It’s a tour called the race war and sex war against black men in America.”