There isn't much that can be said about R. Kelly that hasn't been stated before.
However, an eye-opening report on the 50-year-old has revealed some new disturbing allegations against the self-proclaimed “Piped Piper.” The latest bombshell, detailed in a BuzzFeed piece published Monday (July 17), alleges that R. Kelly is holding multiple women against their will in an "abusive cult."
The story, based on interviews from concerned parents and former members of R. Kelly's entourage, claims that the families of the women are actively fighting to bring their daughters home from what they call a "brainwashed" environment. According to the piece, the parents of the young women entrusted R. Kelly to help make their daughter's aspirations of becoming famous a reality. This arrangement reportedly required that six women, recruited by the Chicago native, live in his rented properties in which he was in control of all aspects of their lives, "from what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records."
Three ex-Kelly entourage members, Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones and Asante McGee, say that the women staying with R. Kelly in the “guest house” range from ages 18 to 31. The 31-year-old reportedly is the “den mother” “who “trained” newcomers on how Kelly liked to be pleasured sexually.” Kelly also allegedly has several “rules” in his house, such as calling him “Daddy” and asking permission to leave their assigned rooms in the guest house.” If the rules are broken, the result can range from verbal to physical abuse from the singer.
Following the release of the report, the internet dragged the entertainer for filth. It's safe to say the singer is officially canceled.
Take a look at the best reactions below:
R. Kelly calls himself the pied piper of r&b. The pied piper was a fictional character that lured children away from their homes w/ music. 😐— SpongeGirl RoundButt (@Hi_Im_Brittney) July 17, 2017
It's 2017 and people are still out here defending R. Kelly. pic.twitter.com/KEWoNMVVyP— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 17, 2017
Reading that R Kelly article and seeing red. Anybody still defending him in 2017 is canceled— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) July 17, 2017
R. Kelly still booking shows is proof positive:— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) July 17, 2017
“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.” -Malcolm X. pic.twitter.com/ObQvUKdDQh
Me uncomfortably listening to Trapped in the Closet after reading that R.Kelly article pic.twitter.com/JJTfrVXHyQ— Lexita 🤙🏽 (@_lexiduran) July 17, 2017
R.Kelly has been disgusting and taking advantage of weak minds for decades... How many times do I have to tell you!!!??— OldMan Ebro (@oldmanebro) July 17, 2017
everytime r kelly trending this gotta be dropped pic.twitter.com/7DFQgIuJSX— BIG BALLER WAY (@LILAFRIMANE) July 17, 2017
R. Kelly has been unredeemable since the 90's. It's a shame folks still cape for him and allow rape culture to go unchecked.— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) July 17, 2017
R Kelly said this but we still bumped "I Believe I Can Fly" at every Kindergarten graduation— 🎹 (@Dr_Sweets23) July 17, 2017
R. Kelly's manipulation skills don't work on adults. His money does. Please stop pretending people who've seen 20 years of this didn't know— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) July 17, 2017
R. Kelly never changes and his community and industry enable him at every turn.— roxane gay (@rgay) July 17, 2017
If you stood by R. Kelly, I intend to make you regret that. Better get contrite FAST.— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) July 17, 2017
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