Inside R. Kelly’s Sick, Sad World

July 20, 2017 / Posted by:

A woman who claims to have intimate knowledge of some of the vile shit we’ve been hearing about at the R. Kelly complex has come forward, and she’s given the harrowing details to Jezebel. And she has receipts. Literally. She has the receipts that prove she was there.

Jezebel reports that the woman, who is given the pseudonym Kim, had an ongoing sexual relationship with R. Kelly. Kim met him about a year ago when she was pulled onstage at a concert. The report states that Kim, who is white, in her mid-twenties and not involved in the music industry (unlike most of the other women involved), “flew to see Kelly about ten times” and that “she said she had been with Kelly as recently as this summer.” It seems Kim was well aware of what she was doing and made it clear that she was never personally under R. Kelly’s Svengali-esque influence. But she has apparently seen some shit… As to those receipts, Jezebel reports:

She provided screenshots of text messages she said were between her and Kelly’s assistant, Diana Copeland, as well as a few between her and Kelly (although, she said, “he’s basically illiterate” and prefers phone calls and FaceTime). She also showed Jezebel travel itineraries for the trips she took to see him, hotel receipts, and a photo she took of the singer asleep on a hotel couch. The itineraries and receipts match up with both Kelly’s tour history and travel documented on Kim’s Instagram account.

Kim’s not fucking around. Well, she was fucking around, but at least she was methodical about that shit. Enjoy the part where she calls him out for being illiterate, because that’s the last “fun” detail you’ll read in this story. Kim detailed some of rules R. Kelly has for the girls which anybody who’s read Helter Skelter or Going Clear will not be surprised by. Jezebel reports that Kim said:

“When we’re out we’re not allowed to look at anyone. We have to keep our heads down.”

The girls are also instructed to “tell on each other. If we’re in an Uber and we chat up the driver we’re supposed to tell him this girl did this or that. He’s very controlling and manipulative. He likes to be in control.”

The women are all instructed to call Kelly “Daddy” at all times, she said, while he refers to them as his “babies.”

“We’re not allowed to talk about anything. We can compliment shoes or nail polish or make small talk about the weather but we can’t talk about any personal details.”

“He records everything. Absolutely everything.”

Yep, that is some classic manipulation torn from the pages of the L. Ron Hubbard playbook. Kim says she never saw “any violence whatsoever,” but gives one particularly disturbing account of a girl being punished for not performing a sex act when requested. The girl was made to strip completely naked with the exception of a heavy chain necklace. Kim goes on, telling Jezebel:

“He had his iPad recording and she was naked except for a big chain and she was running laps from one end of the room to the other. She was running laps around the room and apologizing. She kept saying, ‘I’ve been bad, I’m sorry Daddy,’ shit like that. And I’m standing there and she starts apologizing to me.”

Kim relays many other salacious details with such specificity that it’s nearly impossible to doubt her account. And naturally, R. Kelly’s toadies are running around doing their best to deny, deny, deny. In his own defense, R. Kelly took to Twitter two days ago (#tooktotwitter; I’m going to keep using this until it takes, dammit!) to remind his fans and the world that he is a legend, much like his homie, Nelson Mandela, who also had to rise up in the face of haters.

The look in Nelson’s eyes says it all; “get yo stank-ass dragon breath off me and back the fuck off, you raggedy ass perv“. R. Kelly has got a lot of nerve. First, he tells everybody he can fly and now he’s comparing himself to Nelson Mandela?  Well guess what? You can’t fly, and you are going down.


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