The focus is once again on singer R. Kelly as one of his alleged cult members is speaking out.  Kitti Jones, a former radio DJ on 97.9 The Beat, in Dallas, told her story to media outlet Buzzfeed earlier this summer about her relationship with Kelly. Now a new interview she gave to Rolling Stone magazine goes into more detail.

According to Jones, she met Kelly in 2011 when she was 33, which seems out of the age requirements judging from Kelly’s past encounters. After meeting the singer she engaged in explicit texts and sent him sexy pictures. Months later she met with Kelly in a hotel room where she claims he came into the room and took out his penis and began to masturbate. She admitted that the two of them performed consensual oral sex on each other. Soon Jones moved from her home in Dallas and moved into his apartment at Trump Tower in Chicago.

Kitti Jones says she was a victim of sexual abuse under R. Kelly (Photo credit: Instagram – @kittitheneighbor)

She went on to have lesbian sex with other girlfriends of the singer that he would bring around. “As long as you don’t see it or find anything suspicious, you just assume you’re the only one until it’s right in your face,” she said.

For almost two years Jones stated that she was slapped by R. Kelly, forced to wear baggy clothes, had group sex and was denied access to her friends and family. These are similar comments that other women have made about their relationship with Kelly. She was eventually able to leave Kelly by lying and saying she was taking her son shopping.

The women who are allegedly involved with Kelly are legally adults and have willingly chosen to be in a relationship with the singer. By all accounts, they are engaging in a polyandrous lifestyle which is growing in popularity. A person who is polyamorous has intimate relationships with more than one partner with the knowledge of all partners involvedFor people involved in this type of relationship having an exclusive partner is not necessary for a long-term committed relationship. However, the description of Kelly and the multiple women he has been involved with seems to fall into what is known as domination and submission. Kelly can be considered a dom, in these relationships if the women are to be believed. This is characterized by his alleged demands that he be called “daddy,” and controlling the daily aspects of his subs, which can also mean physical contact. A willing sub allows this to happen because in many cases they are getting sexual satisfaction out of surrendering themselves to their dom. This type of kink is growing among millennials and many monogamous couples also engage in this type of behavior which is all a part of the BDSM lifestyle. The acronym BDSM covers a wide variety of sexual behavior that entails bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and role play. BDSM is also about exploring your boundaries and doing it in a safe manner. The question must be asked whether these consenting adult women are disgruntled submissives or actual victims of sexual abuse.

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.