R. Kelly’s legal turmoil isn’t getting any better, and his former lawyer may have made matters worse for the embattled singer. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times published Thursday (March 7), Kelly’s former attorney Ed Genson, who represented the singer from 2002-2008 during his child pornography case, believes that his client was guilty and even helped the singer from getting into more trouble.
“He was guilty as hell!” Genson said. “I don’t think he’s done anything inappropriate for years. I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else.”
“I didn’t facilitate him. He had already done what he’d done,” Genson continued. “I did facilitate him in the sense I kept him out of trouble for 10 years. I was vetting his records. I listened to them, which ones would make a judge mad.”
Genson, who is now 77 and diagnosed with terminal cancer, says that he encouraged Kelly to change the lyrics to one of his most popular songs to date, “Ignition.” Kelly’s former lawyer says that the song was originally about a high school instructor teaching people how to drive. Genson urged Kelly to change those lyrics.
“It’s a song related to a guy driving around in a car with his girlfriend,” Genson said. “It was originally a high school instructor in a class teaching people how to drive a car. I changed the words.”
Genson also claims that Kelly isn’t “a very bright person” and could have become more reckless after beating his case in Florida. He also asserts that Kelly may have tampered with the jury for his upcoming trial with his recent CBS interview with Gayle King.
Read the full interview with Kelly’s former lawyer here.
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