Is singer R. Kelly admitting abuse allegations swirling around him?
The R&B star, who has been at the center of a number damning reports about his treatment of women, appears to respond to his critics in a new song called "I Admit."
"I admit I made some mistakes, I admit I have some imperfect ways," Kelly sings in the 19-minute confessional.
But many say the song is not the mea culpa they were expecting.
"So the song, titled 'I Admit,' which a lot of people are thinking is a reference to the O.J. Simpson book," music journalist Jeff Benjamin told InsideEdition.com. The Simpson book, "If I Did It," features a "hypothetical" description of the murders of Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and Ron Goldman, of which Simpson was famously acquitted.
"He's not admitting these kind of more provocative, scandalous things that I think a lot of people would have expected in a 20-minute song from R. Kelly," said Benjamin. "So it's almost like he kind of trolled everyone a little bit."
Kelly has denied all allegations of wrongdoing, has never been charged and is not known to be under investigation.