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R. Kelly’s personal life has been in the limelight for years. This report may give an inside look into what his personal life is like today.
Buzzfeed released a report titled, R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In A Cult which delves inside the personal life and relationship culture he currently with multiple women.
According to the report he has some kind of cult going on where he takes women from their families and friends, gives them a room, and allows them to live with him…with some rules attached.
Mack, Jones, and McGee claim that women who live with Kelly, who he calls his “babies,” are required to call him “Daddy” and must ask his permission to leave the Chicago recording studio or their assigned rooms in the “guest house” Kelly rents near his own rented mansion in suburban Atlanta. A black SUV with a burly driver behind the wheel is almost always parked outside both locations. Kelly confiscates the women’s cell phones, they said, so they cannot contact their friends and family; he gives them new phones that they are only allowed to use to contact him or others with his permission. Kelly films his sexual activities, McGee and Jones said, and shows the videos to men in his circle.
The article also recalls a time where R. Kelly disciplined a woman for laughing at a cab driver.
T.S. also recalled the woman telling her that one time, Kelly sent a cab to pick up the women at his guest house and bring them to a club where he would meet them. The Georgia woman told her roommate that she laughed when the cab driver told a joke, and one of the other women in the cab texted Kelly to report this violation of his “rules.” When the Georgia woman arrived at the club, T.S. said, Kelly “bent her over and he whupped her behind because she laughed at the cab driver, who happened to be a man.”
Some family members of these girls have not seen them in months or even almost a year. Others have trouble contacting their familiy member due to R. Kelly’s alleged “rules” and claim that the girls, some songwriters looking for an opportunity others enjoying the celebrity of it all.
Read the full article here.
Reporter Jim DeRogatis who wrote the piece called into Ebro in the Morning to detail the piece and its origins. Listen below.