During the interview, both Clary and Savage insisted they were in love with Kelly, that he had done nothing wrong, and that their families had concocted the charges in order to extort money from him.
King said when she went to interview him, she knew he wasn't going to say, "You know Gayle, you're right".
"I did worry at some points that he might accidentally hit me, because he was so angry that he was flailing", she admitted. I've done bad things.' But I did think on some level, he would have a moment of reflection, he would have contrition.
Asked specifically about Clary and Savage, Kelly said, "I love them, they're my girlfriends".
Colbert said everyone is "marveling" at King's composure in that moment.
Detroit detectives are apparently looking into accusations made by a new alleged victim, who claims she and Kelly first "engaged in sexual intercourse at an undisclosed hotel" on December 30, 2001, when she was 13 years old.
"I don't even really know what a cult is, but I know I don't have one", the singer said.
Colbert called King's calm "Robert" something that was "instantly legendary". "How can I work, how can I get paid, how can I take care of my kids?"
Nodding in agreement, Savage chimed in: "Everything that she's saying is true".More news: USA seeks information on potential misuse of F-16 by Pakistan
The lack of cash forced Kelly to spend a weekend in a Chicago jail, until a 47-year-old suburban business owner put up the money.
"I don't believe that prison will help or "fix" Robert's actual problems". "How come it was OK for them to see me until they weren't getting no money from me?"
King, who was the personification of coolness on the outside, conceded she was torn inside.
They argued for their privacy when King asked about the specific nature of their relationships with Kelly, and gave curt responses when pressed as to why their parents have been so critical of their domestic set-up.
"It was a great compliment, but thank you for letting him know that we're two different people", she wrote Perino, asking if she could also inform the rest of her colleagues "that all black people do not look alike".
Meanwhile, Kelly was taken into custody on Wednesday in Chicago during a child support hearing.
Meanwhile, Clary, 21, and Savage, 23, described their relationship with Kelly. "And they said, if they ever had to blackmail him, which they're trying to do now, they can use it against him, which is exactly what they're doing".
According to AP News, Darryll Johnson, Kelly's publicist said the embattled singer was prepared to pay $50,000 to $60,000. Kelly insisted, "She's not telling the truth".
The singer is charged with having sexually abused four women, including three who were underage at the time.