R. Kelly contacted life coach Iyanla Vanzant because he wanted to appear on her popular TV show, Iyanla Vanzant: Fix My Life.
The R&B singer and songwriter had reached out to the New Thought spiritual teacher for help for himself and some of the women who accused him of sexually assaulting them.
Iyanla did an interview where she explained that Robert Kelly does not have the prerequisites needed to appear on the show.
The inspirational speaker sat down with Candice Williams on ABC News and confessed: “He didn’t meet one of the criteria that we had for guests. Are they willing? Are they ready? Do they have the capacity to do the work? He didn’t have it, the emotional capacity, he just didn’t have it.”
Iyanla continued with: “And I knew, based on what I was looking at—the paces that I would have to take him through—it would have been brutal. He didn’t have the capacity.”
Iyanla went on to say that she has no plans to help the Surviving R. Kelly victims neither.
She claimed: “Stop texting me telling me to work with the survivors. What’s the fix? There’s no fix other than them doing their healing where they get to the place where they can recapture their worth, their innocence, their dignity to the point where they can forgive. They ain’t there yet.”
R. Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg did an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America where he defended his client against the much-talked-about Lifetime documentary.
He stated: “We know what happened, and we know those things didn’t happen. The man was not operating a harem or a sex cult or holding people hostage or anything like that.”
He threw Elvis Presley under the bus for falling for Priscilla who was 14 when they met and 21 when they married.
The attorney stated that Aaliyah lied to R. Kelly about her age and added: “He was married to her when she was 15. Elvis was married to Priscilla. But so then 15 is not of the age of legal consent. Except that my understanding is that she did not claim to be 15, and in order to get married, she had to lie about her age.”
He concluded by: “The allegations aren’t true because he never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, the never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone.”