Daughter Of R. Kelly, Drea Kelly, Explains How Her Father's Reputation Impacted Her Own Music Career
Written by: Khalif Thompson
Following all we know of R. Kelly, it is no surprise that R. Kelly's activities have repercussions for other members of his family, particularly his daughter.
When Joann Kelly, as Buku Abi, paid a visit to Majic 107.5 in Atlanta, she spoke with her mother, Drea Kelly, and disclosed that R. Kelly's sex offenses prevented her from getting a record contract.
In a brief manner, Drea explains the experience looks a little like ‘You’re only getting this because of who your parents are,’ and then, ‘You’re not getting this because of who your parents are,’” Kelly said.
She further explained, “the first time I ever wrote a song was at 13, and from 13 up until 24, I’ve been trying to get into the music business. Trying to get into the industry and all those years, it’s either been you’re getting it because of who your dad is or you not getting it because of who your dad is.”
When her father's name was revealed, a deal that Joann Kelly said she was close to finalizing would vanish.
On the other hand, R. Kelly's trial is currently taking place in Chicago, and his goddaughter has testified.
Kells' goddaughter allegedly admitted to having sex with her hundreds of times before turning 18 to TMZ.
She claimed that she was just 15 years old the first time they had intercourse. She is the identical claimed victim who appeared in the 2008 trial that featured a sex tape.
The alleged victim said she consented to the singer's sexual advances because she was terrified to say no. When Kelly's goddaughter was 13 years old, she asked the singer to be her godfather; she is now 37.
The connection would then develop sexually after that.
R. Kelly allegedly initially touched her breasts at age 14 in a recording studio in Chicago. She claimed that before Kelly became 18, they had intercourse many times.
Their meetings took place at Kelly's house, studio, tour bus, and hired hotel rooms, among other places.
The claimed victim admitted the sexual connection lasted so long that it started to seem normal, claiming she was afraid and didn't know how to say no.
The lady said that Kelly urged her to find more underage females for sex while they were dating, and Kelly videotaped an encounter when she was just 14 years old.