R.Kelly has dropped a new album titled I Admit It while locked up for federal sex crimes. TMZ reports that the album hit streamers Friday.
Billboard reports the album was uploaded by Ingrooves, a distributor owned by Universal Music Group and without ties to Sony Music.
The album has been pulled from both Spotify and Apple Music.
According to TMZ, a source at Sony Music said that despite the album’s claim of being a release from Legacy Release, it is not true, and it appears this is a bootleg version. It’s still unclear how the album was dropped and who was behind putting it out.
The surprise surprise album comes with lyrics that address the years of allegations levelled against the disgraced singer.
The 13-song album features tracks with titles like “I Found Love,” “Good Ole Days” and “Freaky Sensation.”
But the outlet added that his last three tracks might be the most revealing — it’s a 3-part piece called “I Admit it (I Did It),” where he unloads a tonne of stuff he’s done in the past. He put the full 19-minute track on SoundCloud back in 2018, but this marks the first time it’s made it to Apple or Spotify.
In it, R. Kelly talks about helping people that ended up turning against him before admitting to a laundry list of things including “I done f***ed with a couple of fans” and says he even slept with his girlfriend’s friend.
He digs even deeper, “How they gon’ say I don’t respect these women when all I’ve done is represent” and “You mad I’ve got some girlfriends.”
R.Kelly directly addresses the allegations as the tracks go on, saying, “They’re brainwashed, really? Kidnapped, really? Can’t eat, really? Real talk, that s*** sound silly.”
The outlet noted that while it’s unclear exactly who he’s talking about, he also seems to blame the parents of one of his female flings for introducing them. Saying, “And if you really, really wanna know. Her father dropped her off at my show. And told this boy to put her on the stage. I admit that she was overage.”