R Kelly has released a 19 minute song, in which he addresses numerous sex allegations made against him.
The singer has been accused of sexual abuse on a number of occasions, dating back as far as the early noughties.
The R&B artist’s music was removed from Spotify in May as a result of the streaming service’s ‘hateful conduct’ policy.
Spotify got rid of the policy the following month, and R Kelly’s music is now accessible through the service.
In the lengthy track, he raps, “Spotify, took me off they playlist / I admit that I been underrated / I’m not convicted, not arrested, but dragged my name in the dirt / All this work to be successful and you’re bending me because of what you heard.”
In the track, the musician admitted to being unfaithful and “making mistakes”, and addressed allegations of a sex cult that involved multiple young women.
Some of his lyrics read, “I admit I am not perfect / I never said I was perfect / Say I’m abusing these women / What the f**k, that’s some absurd sh*t. They brainwashed, really? / Kidnapped, really? / Can’t eat, really? / Real talk, that sounds silly.”
People have taken to Twitter to express their views on his new music.
No thanks, R Kelly. If I wanted 19 minutes of excuses I’d call my ex
— Dumb Beezie (@dumbbeezie) July 23, 2018
I just read the lyrics to R Kelly’s new 19 minute song called “I Admit It I Did It.” His lack of self awareness is atrocious. There are several lyrics I take offense to. The one I will address is “I’m just a man.” I am also a man. I would never use that to defend this behavior.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) July 23, 2018
The song ends with the lyrics, “I done live my voice and represented my country for 31 f***kin* years… Damn it I admit. I admit.”
R Kelly tweeted a link to the song on SoundCloud yesterday, saying, “Today is the day you’ve been waiting for.”
The singer has received a large amount of backlash since he released the new track, but has not commented since it was released.
Back in 2008, R Kelly was acquitted of 21 counts of child pornography charges, stemming from a video of him having sex with an underage girl.