According to a New York Times report, R. Kelly agreed to sit down with Gayle King for his CBS This Morning interview if she followed certain rules, including not asking questions about Aaliyah.
While speaking about the explosive interview, King stated, "They didn’t want any questions about Aaliyah, which I was fine with. I feel we have heard the Aaliyah story." She added, "Really, this interview was about R. Kelly’s reaction to the Surviving R. Kellydocumentary and the latest charges, and they said he cannot discuss the latest charges because those are still in court. O.K., fine. I still feel we had a lot of information to get from R. Kelly."
When asked about how she felt about Kelly's outburst during the interview, King stated, "I felt sympathy for a human being that I could see was coming unglued. I don’t have sympathy for the charges or the allegations. And I don’t ever want to witness something like that. And I do think that he needs help. After, I told him, I hope you do get therapy, I think it could be helpful."
Source: New York Times