Video Evidence: R. Kelly, 2006
"When you say teenage, how old are we talking?"
There are many ways to respond when asked if you like underage girls, and most answers other than a simple no will hurt you. That is perhaps the worst response.
Rather than copping to or explaining away his alleged taste for statutory rape, R. Kelly retreated into paranoid claims that his hangers-on had vendettas against him. The highlight of these claims was Kelly's explanation that, while he fired his brother due to accusations he made regarding Kelly and illegal lovers, he would likely rehire him in the future.