R. Kelly may be adding a member of Bill Cosby’s team to his circle. Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, is in talks to work with Kelly and his goal is to “prevent the public lynching of a successful black man in America,” according to The Blast.
Wyatt told the website that there’s a greater plan to convict “black men in the court of public opinion,” and that Cosby and Kelly are victims of the “race war.”
Kelly recently sat down for an interview with Gayle King, which airs on CBS This Morning on Wednesday (March 6). In a clip from the interview, released Tuesday, Kelly can be seen having an outburst as he declares, “I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me. I am fighting for my f**king life!”
The Grammy winner also said that he is protected by “double jeopardy,” which doesn’t even apply to his case.
“I would not have advised him to sit down with an interview with all these counts facing him,” Wyatt said while outlining a plan to embark on a public relations tour in support of the Chicago native. “It’s a tour called the race war and sex war against black men in America.”
Kelly is currently facing 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse. He turned himself in to police on Feb. 22, and was released days later, after posting his $100,000 bond.
The 52-year-old singer could be heading back to jail if he doesn’t pay his more than $100,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, by Wednesday.