Buzzfeed recently published a very controversial article about R. Kelly.
In it, many accusations were made.
The articles speaks of numerous stories of how R. Kelly allegedly lured women to travel with him, adhering to strict rules and subjecting them to emotional and physical abuse. Three women who allegedly used to be close to the singer had some interesting things to tell the publication.
Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle — Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee — provided details supporting the parents’ worst fears. They said six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in s*xual encounters that he records.
Despite this, many fathers and mothers are willing to leave their daughters in the care of R. Kelly. One of these families now is doing whatever they can to get their daughter back. They also told Buzzfeed that they ignored Kelly’s past transgressions due to their desire to get their daughter a successful music career.
They met R. Kelly at a FunkFest concert in Orlando, Florida 2015. Here’s another excerpt of the article:
Two other parents are fighting to get their daughter back. The parents of an aspiring professional singer from Florida said their daughter met Kelly when she was 17 years old, and she moved into one of his rental properties once she was over the age of legal consent. (BuzzFeed News verified their identities and full names, but is withholding the alleged victim’s full name and her parents’ last name to protect her privacy. Her mother asked to be called by her middle name, Theresa, for the same reason.)
Theresa said she initially let her daughter spend time with Kelly because it was “supposed to be a music relationship.” She now regrets that decision.
“My thing was I trusted. I have never been in the music industry before, ever,” Theresa said. “He is a lyrical genius — he is R. Kelly! And the fact is he went to court, he was never found guilty — he was acquitted — and we were led to believe there was no truth in it. Now I got all of these people asking about why my daughter is there, telling me, ‘All of that, the charges against Kelly, was true.’ Well, how come you didn’t tell me that before?”
When word of the article spread over social media, many people jumped into R. Kelly’s social media pages, calling him out.
However, R. Kelly fans quickly took up for him, showing support and dismissing the allegations on his social media accounts. Some of them even blame the women and parents.