The parents of a teenage girl whose name was withheld has accused hip pop legend, R. Kelly of holding their teenage daughter against her, in what they referred to as a cult.
This story was given a firm footing when three former members of R. Kelly’s inner circle substantiated the story, they said the Multiple Grammy award winner is running and abusive “cult” that’s tearing families apart.
According to reports, the mother said her daughter met R. Kelly backstage at the Fantasy Resort Casino in California in May 2015, with hopes that he would help her daughter’s music career.
“When we got to go backstage with R. Kelly, we stayed there over two hours, One-on-one with just me and my daughter and him. We went back to talk about the music. He listened to her CD. He was going to help her with her CD, and I was really impressed with him at first, because I have always been an R. Kelly fan.”
The parents who were simply identified as J. and Tim claimed that for the two years now they’ve been trying to bring back their daughter without results. The parents said the last time they say their daughter was December 1, 2016. They lamented about the state with which the met their daughter.
“It was as if she was brainwashed. [She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible, I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she’s in love and [Kelly] is the one who cares for her. I don’t know what to do. I hope that if I get her back.I can get her treatment for victims of cults. They can reprogram her. But I wish I could have stopped it from happening.”
Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle — Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee — provided details supporting the parents’ claims, they said six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records.
R. Kelly has been involved in a number of sexual scandals involving teenagers in the past, most recently is 19 year old Instagram model Halle Calloun.
The R ‘n’ B king is yet to make any comment regarding the issue.