against him and pleading for people to believe he's innocent ... shouting, "I'm fighting for my f***ing life!"
Kelly sat down with Gayle King Tuesday in his first interview since he was arrested on 10 counts of aggravated s-xual abuse. King presses Kelly on the recent allegations, and clearly hits a soft spot when asked if Kelly has ever held women against their will.
KThe singer explodes, looking directly into the camera and urging viewers to believe it's all lies. Kelly points to his past -- cases in which he's been accused of inappropriate s-xual acts -- as proof he'd never commit a crime again, knowing all eyes were on him.
At one point, the singer begins to sob… "I'm fighting for my f***ing life!" The full interview will air this morning on "CBS This Morning."