R Kelly’s estranged daughter has described the singer as a “monster” and says she “prays for all of the households affected” following a documentary detailing abuse allegations.
In a prolonged message on her Instagram Tales, Buku Abi, actual title Joann Kelly, stated “devastated is an understatement” of how she has been left feeling by the accusations made within the Surviving R Kelly programme.
Her message comes lower than a day after Girl Gaga, who collaborated with the R&B singer on the 2013 tune Do What U Need (With My Physique), apologised and condemned the allegations as “absolutely horrifying and indefensible”.
Kelly has not been charged with any offence in relation to the claims, and denies any wrongdoing.
In her assertion, Buku stated she and her siblings and mom had not spoken to her father in years and that she had “no relationship” with him.
“To the those who really feel I ought to be talking up in opposition to the whole lot that is occurring proper now. I simply need you all to grasp that devastated is an understatement for all that I really feel at the moment,” she stated.
“I pray for all of the households & girl (sic) who’ve been affected… Belief, I’ve been deeply affected by all of this. Nonetheless, it has been very troublesome to course of all of it. Not to mention collect all the best phrases to precise the whole lot I really feel.”
Buku went on to say: “The identical monster you might be all confronting me about is my father. I’m nicely conscious of who and what he’s. I grew up in that home.”
She stated it had taken her almost three days to put in writing the assertion and that it was a “very troublesome topic for me to talk on”.
Her submit completed with a thanks to those that have supported her, saying: “This previous yr for my household has been very troublesome, all of the love and assist you all proceed to indicate is why we hold going. You all gasoline us.”
Surviving R Kelly particulars allegations which have adopted the singer all through his profession.
Girl Gaga had been criticised for not collaborating within the collection.
In her assertion, she apologised for her “poor judgement” and for not talking out sooner, and stated the collaboration had been made at a “darkish time” in her life.
She has promised to take away the observe from streaming companies.
Streaming numbers for Kelly’s music are stated to have nearly doubled because the first episode aired.
The singer’s songs streamed 870,316 instances on 2 January, the day earlier than it went out. Gross sales tracker Nielsen Music stated he had garnered almost 1.73 million streams following the sixth episode on 6 January.
In 2008, a jury acquitted the singer of kid pornography fees. Prosecutors argued a video depicted intercourse acts between him and a 13-year-old lady, however each Kelly and his alleged sufferer denied it was them within the movie.