R Kelly was slammed for heading straight to McDonald’s following his release on bail – but he has finally explained why he took a trip to his notorious hangout.
The shamed singer, who has pleaded not guilty to the sexual abuse charges he is facing, was scolded by Gayle King in an explosive sit-down interview for “yukking it up at McDonald’s”.
The branch in Chicago is believed to be the same he used to allegedly prey on young girls and lure them in with his fame and fortune.
He defended the fast food chain outing with a creepy reason in his CBS interview with King, saying it was in honour of his mum, and the “memories” he had of them going there together.
“That M stands for ‘mom’. That’s my story today,” he said during the one-hour special which aired in the US on Friday .
“My favourite restaurant, OK, is McDonald’s ’cause I love my mom and I got memories of me and my mom when we used to go to McDonald’s and we could only afford a Danish and a coffee, OK,” he said to King during their CBS interview.
“What’s the crime in that?” he added.
According to the six-part documentary Surviving R Kelly, the spot was where Kelly would hang around and prey on young girls.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who handed the damning evidence over to the courts that brought about the charges, claimed that by going to the fast food chain Kelly has broken his bail conditions.
He posted on Twitter : “Upon being released from jail on bond, R Kelly promptly went to the same McDonalds that he preyed on underage girls at for years and proceeded to meet and take pictures with underage girls in violation of his bail conditions…”
The bizarre interview saw Kelly, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, admit he’s done ‘lots of things wrong’ when it comes to women, but insist that his ‘big heart’ is the only reason he’s been charged with sexual abuse.