From child pornography, to a humanitarian tour in Africa. That's one way to clear your name! R. Kelly wants to leave the memories of his child porn trial in the past and try his hand at philanthropy.
Kelly was acquitted on all fourteen charges of child pornography back in June, and opened up about it for the first time on BET yesterday. He admits that although the mess is over, he still gets hounded by the media.
He says, "I've got a few tour offers to go to Africa. My management is trying to put it all together and make it right, where I can be over there for a while and not just go over there to tour… and really get into things, some humanity stuff. I don't know what that is yet but I want to make it more than just going over there and do a show.
"It will be powerful for me too because ever since I was a kid, I've always wondered and been curious about Africa, and this will be my first time going."
Yeah, "disappearing" off the scene for a little while might not be the worst idea…