The Internet Has Many, Many Thoughts on This R. Kelly 'Cult' Story

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  R. Kelly performs at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn, New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

The Internet Has Many, Many Thoughts on This R. Kelly 'Cult' Story

Fans in 2017 might need to re-evaluate.

Published July 17, 2017

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:

Written by Kai Miller

(Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

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