In 2005, Tom Cruise absolutely lost his mind when he professed his love for Katie Holmes during a chat with Oprah Winfrey by jumping up and down on a couch while professing his love for the woman who would eventually become his wife (and then eventually become his ex-wife).
The episode was one of the most absurd interviews to ever air on television and no one has really ever come close to topping the craziness of the moment—at least until now.
It’s safe to say it’s been a bit of a rough year for R. Kelly, who once again found himself at the center of some very serious allegations thanks to a documentary on Lifetime where a number of women stepped forward to accuse the singer of sexual assault—including one who claimed to have the receipts.
Last month, the artist was hit with multiple criminal charges after accusers came forward, and after posting a $100,000 bond, the singer decided it was time to attempt to rehabilitate his image by sitting down with Gayle King on CBS This Morning and did the exact opposite in an interview featuring one of the most impressive freakouts I’ve ever seen.
During the sit-down, R. Kelly addressed a number of questions concerning the charges against him, ranging from his relationship with underage girls in addition to responding to accusations he’s “brainwashed” two women he’s currently living with—a question that sparked one of the biggest temper tantrums I’ve come across during my time on the planet.
The singer—who is apparently the kind of guy who refers to himself in the third person—reached a breaking point during the chat and stood up from his chair before launching into an expletive-filled rant, saying:
“Quit playing! I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my fucking life! You’re all killing me with this shit. I gave you 30 years of my fucking career! Now you’re trying to kill me. You’re killing me, man.
This is not about music. I’m trying to have a relationship with my kids and I can’t do it. You all just don’t want to believe the truth. You don’t want to believe it. This is not true. This doesn’t even make sense. Why would I hold all these women? Their mothers and fathers told me, ‘We’re going to destroy your career.’”
I’d personally argue his career deserves to be destroyed based on all of the evidence I’ve seen so far so but I guess we’ll let the courts decide if it’s actually merited.