Gayle King Says She Wasn't "Afraid" During Dramatic R. Kelly Interview

R Kelly Released From Jail As Unknown Person Pays $161,000 Child Support

According to Deadline, during a segment that aired Wednesday on Fox's The Five, host Jesse Watters thought he was giving King a compliment for her unflappable composure and professionalism during her now, much publicized R. Kelly interview, which aired Wednesday. In any event, King couldn't resist sticking it to Watters and Fox on Thursday when she appeared on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert".

"They say, he wants to say things that he has not said and I'm like, As a journalist, as a newsperson, this is newsworthy, he is going on record for the first time, yes I'll do the interview".

"I emailed Dana, who I don't know, and I said, 'Hi, just wanted to thank you for letting your colleague know that ... we are two different people", she shared with Colbert and his audience. And could you let the rest of your colleagues know that all black people do not look alike?

Watch above, via CBS.

"He mistook you", Colbert said. "Could you please just share that?' Yes I did".

His arrest came hours after the singer's explosive interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King in Chicago.

"I've never met Mr. Kelly", Savage said.

Watters did apologize on-air, saying, "Sorry for Robin Roberts out there, I apologize" and holding up a sign that read "I'm sorry Gayle + Robyn" later in the broadcast.

King said she didn't expect Kelly to confess his crimes, "but I did think that, on some level, he would have a moment of reflection, he would have contrition".

She was among several alleged Kelly victims who spoke out in the docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly", in which she described being forced to perform sex acts in what was known as the "black room".

Among the questions King asked during the 80-minute interview was about a stop Kelly made after his February 25 release from a weekend in jail on sex abuse charges.

"I never thought that he was going to hurt me or hit me", she added.

Well, as they say, it' was caught on video and will live forever. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want.

CBS will air the interview as a one-hour primetime special on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.



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