Singer and black rapper R.Kelly is facing disturbing accusations, with insiders claiming that the singer is holding six women in properties in Chicago and Atlanta as part of a sex “cult.”
A lengthy Buzzfeed report by veteran Chicago music journalist Jim DeRogatis titled “Inside the Pied Piper of R&B’s ‘Cult’ reveals that based on interviews with three of Kelly’s former inner circle associates- Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee, as well as a review of legal documents- Kelly has recruited six women and practically controlling all aspects of their lives. The sources say that the half a dozen women are living in Kelly’s rented properties where he serves as their ‘master’ dictating everything “from what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how he engages in sex encounters that he records. “
The insiders say that Kelly imposes punishments whenever the girls break his rules. There’s also an alleged 31-year-old “den mother” who trains the younger ‘recruits’ on how Kelly wishes to be pleasured sexually.
The victims allegedly include a 25-year-old woman who’s been a constant part of Kelly’s entourage for the past 7 years, a 19-year-olf model who’s a fresh recruit who’s been photographed with Kelly in public and named on music gossip sites, a 26-year-old songwriter from Atlanta who started a relationship with the black rapper in 2009, and an 18-year-ol singer from Florida who is said to be Kelly’s favorite girl.
A parent of one of the girls has spoken to DeRogatis with requests not to reveal her identity as she fears that her daughter is being held against her will by 50-year-old black rapper and singer. The mother says her daughter was lured by Kelly after they met at the backstage of his Atlanta concert in 2015 when she was just 19, and he promised to help him with her own aspiring music career.
The girl’s parents have been engaging in a two-year intense battle to get back their daughter from Kelly and bring her home. They even sold their businesses to focus on their mission to save their daughter from the singer’s hold, and possible, abuse.
Both Jones and McGee once lived with Kelly and had a sexual relationship with him. They said he was so controlling that they had limited control over their own phones and social media feeds when they were with him. Their outfits are controlled as Kelly allegedly wants them only in jogging outfits so as not to show their figures. They are also asked to turn their backs and face the wall whenever the singer has male guests in the house so they won’t see the women’s bodies.
The insiders say Kelly calls the women his “babies” and he requires them to call him “Daddy”. They have to get his permission to use his own issued phones, or when they want to go out of his properties. Worse, he also films their sexual encounters.
Kelly faced charges years ago of child pornography in 2008 but he was acquitted. There were also allegations that he had sex with a 14-year-old girl and videotaped the sexual encounter.
The thing is Kelly may have a legal defense for the women he is keeping since they are all adults and can engage in any sexual relationship, no matter how non-traditional it may appear to be. But for the parents of one of the girls who was still a teenager when Kelly took her to live with him, the women are victims and they need to be saved from the singer.