Why R. Kelly allegedly threw ex-girlfriend into a wall and slapped her

R. Kelly at V103 Block Party in Chicago – (Photo credit: Eddy “Precise” Lamarre for Steed Media)

Embattled singer R. Kelly will never forget the month of January 2019. On top of the onslaught of sexual improprieties that he has been accused of in wake of the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” the singer-songwriter has been accused of beating an ex-girlfriend and even throwing her into a wall.

The “Bump N Grind” crooner allegedly went volcanic in a jealous rage that resulted in beating up his former love Halle Calhoun in 2017.

Kelly reportedly ambushed Calhoun after he thought that she committed the unpardonable sin of looking at another man backstage during one of his concerts, TMZ reports. R. Kelly flew into a rage and screamed at her and then grabbed her “around her neck” and threw her into a wall.

The alleged episode left Calhoun with a broken necklace that was given to her by a close family member. Interestingly enough, there were several witnesses on the scene, including two of the women who talked about R. Kelly’s abuse on the quake-producing Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary.

Sources close to Calhoun snitched to TMZ that this was not the first time he laid hands on her. Kelly had been dating Calhoun, who was 19 at the time, for more than a year. The source told the entertainment publication that he also slapped Calhoun for supposedly looking at a group of men.

Kelly’s camp vigorously defended the singer against these latest accusations, saying that Kelly abhors violence and never put his hands on her in an inappropriate manner. Besides, the camp told TMZ, if Kelly had abused Calhoun as the source claims, then “someone would have recorded video and sold it a long time ago.”

That source, by the way, says that Calhoun doesn’t care at all if anyone believes her story. She reportedly considers herself lucky that she “got out in time.”

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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