Stephen Colbert backed his CBS-mate Gayle King on Wednesday following her crazy morning show interview with R. Kelly.
“This was a chance for Kelly to try to reassure the world that he is normal,” Colbert said of the bananas “CBS This Morning” sitdown (we’d call it a “conversation,” but it was anything but that), “but instead he went with not that.”
“Wow. He shouted and he cried, but it was completely unconvincing — for Pete’s sake he forgot to say that he liked beer!” Colbert quipped, bringing Brett Kavanaugh into this whole thing. Remember him?
The “Late Show” host then further defended King, who has been lauded for her tremendous composure while Kelly ranted and raved like a lunatic, for bringing up the R&B star’s legal troubles in the past with similar accusations from other women.
Kelly thought that was an unfair tactic.
“I beat my case,” Kelly told King. “When you beat your case, you beat your case.”
“No, Mr. Kelly — that was your last case,” Colbert said last night. “This was the ‘Remix to Conviction.'”
We’re not about to post an R. Kelly song here, but for the uninitiated, that’s a great joke referencing the singer’s “Ignition” remix.
Watch the video above.
Last month, Kelly pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
His next court date is March 22.