King pointedly asked the 52 year old why he continues to see young women.
But Kelly – who’s facing multiple charges of sexual abuse – deflects, asking, “Why do I continue to see women?”
“I’m not saying women. You know what I’m talking about,” King pressed.
“I know older women as well. I know 43 years old, bodies tight, they cool. I go out with them, I kick it with them.”
“I love women,” he added.
The clip aired for the first time during King’s Thursday appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” where she told the funnyman that she didn’t expect any bombshell admissions during her 80-minute interview of embattled R&B singer.
“When I went into the interview, Stephen, I knew he wasn’t going to say, ‘You know, Gayle, you’re right. I’ve done terrible things,’” she explained. “But I did think on some level he would have a moment of reflection, he would have contrition.”
Kelly, instead, spent the interview vehemently denying decades of allegations that he had sex with underage girls and held some hostage as part of a sex cult. It was his first interview since being charged in Chicago with sexually abusing four women, including three minors.
At one point, he blew up at King, screaming and pounding his chest while declaring that he’s “fighting for my f–king life.”
“It became very troubling to me to see him really just fall apart,” King said of that moment. “I thought we were witnessing the self-destruction of a man having a breakdown and that’s never a good thing to see.”