Sexual abuse: R.Kelly’s daughter breaks silence
The daughter of American RnB star, R.Kelly has broken her silence over the series of allegations levelled against her father in the infamous docu-series titled ‘Surviving R.Kelly’
Joann Kelly, who goes by the stage name Buku Abi, addressed the growing controversy on her Instagram story Thursday, making it clear that her silence was not “careless(ness).”
“I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement
“I pray for all the families & women who have been affected by my father’s actions. Trust, I am deeply affected by all of this. However, it had been very difficult to process it all. Let alone gather all the right words to express everything I feel.”
Miss Kelly revealed that she stayed silent for the sake of her emotions, not that she cared less about what the victims of her father’s sexual abuse went through.
In the lengthy post on her Stories, the singer-songwriter lent her support to the victims and prayed for all the “women and families affected.”
She wrote, ‘To the people that feel I should be speaking up/against everything that is going on right now, I just want you all to understand that devastated in an understatement for all that I feel currently.
“I pray for all the families and women who have been affected by my father’s actions. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this. However, it has been very difficult to process it all.”
She added that she and her mother Andrea Lee, along with her siblings Jay, 19, and Robert, 17, have not seen or spoken to their father for a number of years as part of their “healing process”.