R. Kelly’s estranged daughter has released a statement addressing his accusers, calling her father “terrible” and a “monster”. In the statement, she expressed her support for the survivors of the alleged abuse.
Buku Abi — whose given name is Joann Kelly — posted the statement on her Instagram Story on Thursday.
The statement comes after the release of Lifetime documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, detailing R. Kelly’s history of alleged sexual abuse.
“Buku here,” began Abi’s statement. “I just want to say a few things. Before I start I just want it to be known that I am speaking from the heart, nothing I say or do not say is to hurt ANY party reading or affected by this.” Read more…