R Kelly has finally broken the silence and denied the sexual abuse charges against him.

In an interview with CBS This Morning host Gayle King, the embattled singer tearfully denied all the charges levelled against him saying that he is fighting for his life and that it was unfair for his accusers to bring up the past especially after he was acquitted of the child pornography case.

“They’re going back to the past and they trying to add all of this stuff now. To make all of the stuff that’s going on now, real to people. Use your common sense.  Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to; love me if you want. But just use your common sense,” he says, raising his voice.

On February 22, Kelly was charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The charges arrived after Lifetime aired a startling documentary series Surviving R. Kelly and if found guilty, the Storm is over star will face three to seven years in prison for each count.