R Kelly’s estranged daughter Joann Lee Kelly has spoken out about her “terrible” father in the wake of the latest allegations of abuse against him.
Joann – who performs under the stage name Buku Abi – released a long and emotional statement on her InstagramStories on Friday – which she said took three days to write.
In it, the 20-year-old aspiring singer refers to the pressure she and her family – mother, Drea, who divorced Kelly in 2009, and siblings Jay, 18, and Robert Jr, 16, – have been under to publicly condemn their ex and father for his alleged actions.
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In what sadly must be a necessary defence, she spoke at length at why she’d tried to stay silent.