R. Kelly‘s daughter, Buku Abi, whose real name is Joann Kelly, recently spoke out about her 52-year-old father in a lengthy Instagram post. Now the singer reportedly believes his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, has brainwashed his kids to hate him.
TMZ reports, “Sources close to R. Kelly say … the R&B singer isn’t upset with Joann Lee Kelly for breaking her silence and calling him a ‘monster,’ because he thinks his daughter was only parroting her mother, Drea Kelly’s views. We’re told he feels Drea’s brainwashed all 3 of their kids into hating him.”
How bizarre the R. Kelly is accusing anyone of brainwashing. TMZ also adds, “Although our sources say Kelly loves and misses his kids, he seems to be ignoring the reality — that he has no relationship with them — and hasn’t for some time now.”
Abi made in clear in her Instagram stories that she hasn’t heard from him in years, “Unfortunately, for my own personal reasonings & for all my family has endured in regards to him, his life decisions and his last name, it has been years since my siblings and I have seen or have spoken to him. In regards to my mother [Andrea Lee], she for the same reasonings and more, has not seen or spoken to my father in years. My mother, siblings and I would never condone, support or be a part of ANYTHING negative he has done and or continues to do in his life.”
She also calls her father a monster, “The same monster you all confronting me about is my father. I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house. My choice to not speak on him and what he does is for my peace of mind. My emotional state. And for MY healing. I have to do & move in a manner that is best for me. I pray anyone who reads this understands I put nothing but good intent behind each word.”
She closed with, “I just want everyone to know that I do care and I love you all. This is a very difficult subject to speak on… again, I apologize if my words don’t come out right.”
Executive produced by Dream Hampton, the docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” detailed accounts from people in Kelly’s circle, including the singer’s brother, Bruce, who said Kelly had a “preference” for young women and singer Sparkle (the aunt of the 14-year-old in the sex tape) who testified against him in court.
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