YEN.com.gh reported earlierthat the singer had spoken out against the charges in an exclusive interview.
After taking a minute for Kelly to regain his composure, King tried to rein the situation in.
"I don't need to. If I stood up even to comfort him, that could have been his invitation to say 'This is over.' So I didn't interrupt his anger and let him have that".
He also can not have any contact with his alleged victims or people under 18 before a trial begins.
During the interview, the singer appeared angry and distraught at times, turning to make his argument directly to the camera. "How?" he screamed. "Use your common sense!"
"I'm crying because you guys don't know the truth", Clary said, according to an excerpt of the interview released on Wednesday. Hate me if you want to. "But just use your common sense", he says, raising his voice. "How stupid would it be for me, with my insane past". Throughout his career, Kelly settled multiple lawsuits with women that accused him of having sex with them when they were minors.
"This is not me!"
He broke down in tears as he hit his hands together and said: "I'm fighting for my fucking life".
If convicted, Kelly faces three to seven years in prison for each count. In segments that aired Wednesday, Kelly whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe that he never had sex with anyone under age 17 and never held anyone against their will - likely hoping the raw interview would help sway public opinion.
Sitting down with King for "CBS This Morning", Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, who have been living with Kelly, defended their relationship with the 52-year-old singer, saying that they are in love with him.
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In 2002 Kelly was indicted on 13 counts of child pornography, but was acquitted of all charges in 2008.
"I would never share with no one what I do in or outside of the bedroom", Clary said. When you beat something, you can't double-jeopardy me like that.
"Forget how you feel about me!"
Kelly said those lies include that he's holding women against their will and that he has a "cult".
Kelly's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "And he also has no clue as to how "double jeopardy" works", Mr Avenatti tweeted.
On Wednesday's broadcast, Kelly's emotions swung wildly as he explained he was simply someone with a "big heart" who was betrayed by liars who hoped to cash in. "These are absolute lies fabricated by R. Kelly and we have evidence to show that these claims are bogus".
"We're with him, that's our relationship", Clary said on "CBS This Morning".
Later, a tearful, unhinged Kelly lashed out at his ex-wife, saying she destroyed his livelihood and blaming that for his inability to pay her: "How can I pay child support? How?"