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At one point in R. Kelly‘s explosive interview with Gayle King, the singer said he was trying to build a relationship with his kids and the accusations were preventing him from doing so. That was reportedly a lie.

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The disgraced singer facing 10 counts of sexual abuse hasn’t spoken to his children in his years and he changed his number, never giving it to his ex-wife Drea Kelly, TMZ reported.

In January, his daughter Buku Abi said in her Instagram stories that she hasn’t heard from her father 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,” she said. “In regards to my mother, 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.”

Her father is a “monster,” she said in part.

“The same monster you all confronting me about is my father. I am well aware of who and what he is,” she said. “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.”

Kelly reportedly believes his ex-wife has brainwashed his kids to hate him.

Part two of Kelly’s interview with King aired Thursday morning and he sobbed about now being able to pay his child support. He blamed it on his ex-wife by saying, “How can I pay child support? How?! If my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can’t work? How can I work? How can I get paid? How can I take care of my kids? How?”

According to ABC News, Kelly was jailed on Wednesday because of unpaid to back child support he owed.

The sex crime charges against Kelly stem from attorney Michael Avenatti giving a pair of purported child porn videos that featured the singer. Avenatti said he was hired last April in connection to multiple allegations of Kelly sexually assaulting minors. He claimed to have videotaped evidence, which, despite their similarities, were apparently not the same video footage that got Kelly indicted in 2002 — and acquitted in 2008 — for child porn.

Increased interest in seeing Kelly charged for his alleged crimes came at the beginning of the year when the bombshell docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” aired with several women accusing him of sexually abusing them when they were underage.


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