Accusations of sexual impropriety continue to hammer away at prolific R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly — and some of the most scurrilous claims are coming from his own family members.
The charges that R. Kelly ran a pair of sex cults in Chicago and Atlanta, along with many other claims, have been incoming relentlessly the past two years. In fact, R. Kelly is currently under a federal investigation regarding these and other allegations.
R. Kelly, 50, had grown so tired of being accused of these abuse charges that he came out with a song, “I Admit,” in July. On the 19-minute track, Kelly also opened up about his illiteracy and his fractured relationship with his brothers. But he remained steadfast in his denials that he ever abused females, young or old, despite the mountainous circumstantial evidence suggesting otherwise.
The following month, Robert Kelly’s estranged brother Carey “Killa” Kelly released “I Confess,” which countered R. Kelly’s “I Admit” single where he accused his more famous sibling of deliberately spreading STDs and dating men on the low.
Today, the estranged brother of the R&B superstar calls his own brother “demonic” and says he sexually abused a female member of his own family.
“You give people chances to change before you put their business out there, before you actually say ‘enough is enough,’ ” Kelly said, according to Vibe. “Things happen in people’s lives to the point where you feel like it’s a wake-up call and now they get a chance to right their wrongs,” he continued, reportedly referencing the deaths of their mother, and R&B princess, Aaliyah.
According to Carey, his brother descended further into the sunken place after the deaths of their mother and legendary singer Aaliyah. The 2008 acquittal of child porn charges further eroded R. Kelly’s already fragile and fractured psyche.
“Robert has a control problem,” Carey said. “And the only reason why he targets little girls, now that I’m older, I understand. He was molested. I was molested [too], but I didn’t turn out that way.”
“I became a protector of children, I didn’t want kids to go through what I went through …especially my daughters,” Carey said
Carey also broached the topic of Kelly’s relationship with the late Aaliyah. He said R. Kelly denied that they were more than friends before their marriage in 1994.
“Anytime a person lusts after a minor something is wrong with them,” Carey said of his “demonic” brother. Though Carey said Kelly never abused his own children, he did say he abused their 14-year-old cousin and may have even fathered a child. But, ultimately, he said, “I can’t say … there hasn’t been any DNA for anything done.”
What do you make of his brother’s accusations against R. Kelly?