R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriend Lisa Van Allen recently sat down with DJ Vlad to talk about her experiences with the mired R&B singer and things quickly took a homophobic turn.
In the interview, Van Allen talks openly about her sexual experiences with Kelly, explaining in graphic detail what happened during their bedroom romps, and using them to raise questions about his sexual orientation.
“He likes dildos,” she recalls. “I know he likes fingers in the butt with him on all fours. You going in and he’s throwing it back at you.”
“I know that’s a little graphic, but that’s what he does.”
Asked whether she ever used a strap-on with Kelly, Van Allen says no, she only ever used a dildo on him.
When Vlad goes on to mention Dominique Gardner, one of R. Kelly’s accusers who has been described by some as “butch,” “boyish,” and a “tomboy”, Van Allen admits that it has caused her to question whether the singer might also be into boys.
“It’s not farfetched if you like things in your butt,” she says, then laughs.
We can hardly believe we’re about to defend R. Kelly, but… Just because a guy enjoys a little backdoor play doesn’t mean he’s gay or bisexual. In fact, numerous articles and studies have found that many straight-identifying men enjoy receiving anal penetration from their female partners.
Suggesting a man is gay or bisexual simply because enjoys having his butt touched is ridiculous and, frankly, homophobic, as it implies he is somehow interior and should be judged and ridiculed for it.
And, in this particular case, it’s also not helpful.
The story surrounding R. Kelly is very serious and very sad. Throwing out unfounded accusations of homosexuality or bisexuality only serves to detract from claims made by real victims of abuse.
Chicago prosecutors charged Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on February 22. The singer has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
New R KELLY ‚Gay‘ Allegations . . . Made Little Girls INSERT Dildos . . Into His BOOTY!!
A startling new interview has just been released A Blogger interviewed one of R Kelly’s alleged victims. The „victim“ claims that she was 16 years old when she engaged in a s*xual relationship with R Kelly.
And the „victim“ has a lot of tea to spill. According to her, R Kelly has a lot of UNCONVENTIONAL s*x fetishes. She claims that the singer is GAY – has a GAY LOVER – and that he enjoys having things stuffed into his BOOTY.
Here are some of the things that the „victim“ revealed in the interview:
Besides his alleged underage victims, it turns out R. Kelly’s former wife was also a victim. According to a report from Huffington Post:
Back in June, R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, was publicly talking about her marriage with the R&B singer for the first time in 10 years.
In an interview with TV One’s Sister Circle, Andrea Kelly, 44, recalled the domestic abuse she says she endured at the hands of R. Kelly during their 13-year marriage between 1996 and 2009. She said she finally decided to leave R. Kelly after she contemplated suicide.
“That day, I just remember playing sick all day,” Andrea Kelly told Sister Circle. “I went and got in the bed, and I was just like, ‘OK, what are you gonna do? What are you gonna do’ And something just said, ‘End it.’ That was my first answer.”
Through tears, Andrea Kelly described going out onto her hotel balcony and climbing up onto the ledge before she realized suicide was not the answer. She said the thought of her children, who she shares with the R&B singer, reminded her she needed to live.
“The Industry Enable Him At Every Turn”: Roxane Gay Says What We’re All Thinking About R. Kelly
„Fans can’t support music that isn’t being made, promoted or toured.“
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Yesterday BuzzFeed News published an explosive report alleging that R&B singer R. Kelly is holding multiple women, possibly against their wills, at his homes in Atlanta and Chicago, in what some of the women’s families have described as an abusive “cult”.
According to BuzzFeed News, six women currently live at properties rented by Kelly, where he controls “every aspect” of their lives — from what they eat and how they dress to when they bathe, sleep and engage in sexual encounters. BuzzFeed News also alleged that Kelly controls the girls’ phone use, that they are cut off from their families, required to ask his permission to leave the house, and are punished verbally and physically if they break any of his “rules”.
Most of the girls living with Kelly are aspiring singers who began their relationship with the superstar when they were in their late teens.
It’s a mind-boggling and deeply upsetting report, but it’s not the first allegation of this type for Kelly, an artist who has been dogged by accusations of rape and child pornography for at least 15 years.
So if you were wondering just how the 50-year-old has managed to maintain a successful music career all this time, rest assured you’re not alone.
In a series of tweets today, Bad Feminist author and Mia Freedman adversary Roxane Gay has slammed not only Kelly but the music industry that supports him, from venues through to labels and the artists who keep his name in the charts — like Lady Gaga, who collaborated with Kelly on the 2013 track ‘Do What U Want’.
R. Kelly never changes and his community and industry enable him at every turn.
When I say industry: I am referring to the labels that sign Kelly, the musicians that play with him, the venues that book him, etc.
Fans can’t support music that isn’t being made, promoted or toured. So the blame starts there.
The artists that collab with him? They should be held accountable. Gaga does a song w/ him then does Til It Happens to You. Really? REALLY?
When I say community, I’m looking at his staff that enables his predatory bullshit. His family that doesn’t intervene or alert authorities.
HIs friends that look the other way because they want to stay on the side of weak ass celebrity.
And last but not least, his fans that continue to love his music despite knowing, for more than 20 years, what he is.
Many others have pointed out that it’s likely that Kelly would never have survived so many sexual misconduct allegations had his alleged victims been white.
If people cared more about young Black women, R. Kelly’s career would have ended before 2010.
I’m just hoping we value black women enough to FINALLY stop supporting dude. Seriously.
But Gay says it’s important to remember where the blame for Kelly’s continued success really lies. “Don’t you put this on black women. Do. Not,” she tweeted. “Are black women part of his fandom? Yes, but so are people from every other walk of life. There’s PLENTY of blame to go around.”
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R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual abuse
I’m glad to read he’s not getting a break on this. His interview with Gayle was just about one of the weirdest fucking things I’ve ever seen.
I don’t understand why it took so long for people to actually care. He’s been abusing underage girls since the 90s and he got a pass for decades.
Me 5 minutes into the interview: I really don’t see why everyone thinks this interview is strange.
Me 5 minutes and 30 seconds into the interview: oh.
Yes and the SNL skit of it was just about one of the funniest fucking things I’ve ever seen. When he turns and says „Live from New York..“ into a plant, I just about lost my shit laughing
He is poor now ( lost his money ? ) , so he doesn’t get a slap on his hands .
I just don’t understand how Kelly is going through this but someone like Chris Brown hasn’t really been harmed by the things he has done.
Tl;dr of the interview please? What was so weird about it?
I’ll be glad when/if it sets an example for the massive amount of sexual abuse that is going on in Hollywood. At this point I just feel like he is the one taking the fall or is just the „unlucky“ one who got caught up but sexual assault, rape and more is going on, on a very large scale in Hollywood and nothing is being done about it.
Check out the Tom Cruise Oprah interview since you like this.
Glad to see it wasn’t another click bait saying “charged” when they meant accused. I’m glad he’s not getting a break.
All Your Questions About R. Kelly’s Alleged Sex Crimes, Answered
For more than 20 years, best-selling R&B artist R. Kelly has been dodging accusations of sexual misconduct ranging from child pornography to underage sex. In 2008, Kelly was acquitted in one trial in which he was alleged to have had sex and urinated on a 13-year-old. He’s also paid monetary settlements to several women who have accused him of both sexual and physical abuse.
Everything changed for the R&B singer after a Cook County, Illinois, judge approved an arrest warrant for Kelly, charging him with ten counts of felony aggravated criminal sex abusearrested a second time last night while he was walking his dog in Chicago (the first arrest resulted from failure to pay child support). This time, he faces two federal indictments alleging he made videos raping girls and paid minors and/or their families to supposedly lie to investigators about the incidents.
In addition, the singer is also facing a new five-count indictment in New York where he is also accused of the sexual exploitation of a child, a charge that includes kidnapping, forced labor, and other violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits the transportation of anyone across state lines for illegal sexual activity (i.e., prostitution and/or rape).
Up until now, Kelly has escaped any real punitive damage, but the recent investigations into the singer seem to be have been inspired, in part, by the six-part docuseries, , and last year’s BBC documentary, R. Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes.
In addition to the criminal charges filed in July, the multiplatinum artist was charged with two different sex crimes in Minnesota on August 5.
As we await word on what could happen next, we’ve answered some of the toughest questions about the cases and whether the legendary R&B singer could end up behind bars.
What are the new charges against R. Kelly?The two charges filed on August 5 against the singer in Minnesota allege that he engaged in prostitution with someone under 18 and hired, or offered, or agreed to hire someone for sexual contact.
Specifically, he’s accused of paying $200 to a teenage girl between the age of 16 and 17 to perform sex acts in his hotel room in 2001 in Minneapolis after she approached him for an autograph.
So how many charges is he facing now?He’s facing two new charges in Minnesota and five federal criminal charges, including kidnapping and racketeering, in addition to a 13-count indictment in Illinois federal court (for child porn, enticement of a minor, and obstruction of justice) and ten separate charges of aggravated sexual abuse, also in Illinois.
Why was he initially arrested this year?Kimberly Foxx, Cook County state’s attorney, confirmed that there were initially four anonymous victims involved in the first case this year against Kelly, though his ongoing legal problems all seem to stem from allegations of sexual abuse dating back as early as 1998.
The first time around this year, Kelly was charged with 11 counts of felony sexual abuse in Chicago, which each carry sentences of three to seven years in prison. On February 22, a judge in Illinois had signed a no-bond arrest warrant for Kelly. He had initially turned himself into authorities after the arrest warrant was issued, was booked and his mug shot was taken. And though he struggled to come up with $100,000 of the $1 million bond issued, he paid and was released from holding on February 25. The significance of the no-bond warrant at the time was that he could not be released from jail until he paid the amount of bond assigned by a judge. As a result, Kelly did, in fact, spend some time behind bars after these initial charges were filed.
While the R&B singer had been out on bail (he did that interview with Gayle King that stunned many viewers), he was again arrested for failure to pay child support. Following a hearing, Kelly was taken back to jail and was not released until he paid the more than $160,000 he owed to his ex-wife, Drea Kelly, who has also aaccused him of abuse, for their three children.
So what are the charges against Kelly from July all about?The federal charges filed against Kelly in July allege that the singer filmed himself raping a girl and paid that girl and/or her family to lie to investigators about it. He also stands accused of violating the Mann Act, which makes it a crime to transport anyone across state lines “for the purpose of prostitution.”
In July, he was charged with one count of conspiracy to receive child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography, four counts of making child pornography, five counts of paying a minor to engage in a criminal assault, and one more count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
The New York Police Department and Department of Homeland Security were both involved in July’s arrest, before which Kelly had been free on $1 million bond that had been set in February.
How many girls is he accused of assaulting in the July indictment?He is accused of making child pornography with at least four girls under the age of 18, according to the latest indictment. The charges from Minnesota involve one girl.
What’s the new obstruction of justice charge all about?The obstruction of justice charge suggests that Kelly and/or his team tried to obstruct justice (the investigation itself) by allegedly paying people several hundred thousand dollars to either not cooperate and/or lie to investigators. One of the accusations against him is that he paid people to lie during a grand jury. Another says he tried to buy back recordings of himself raping minors.
And he already stands accused of other sexual assaults in Chicago?Yes. According to TMZ, the women at the heart of the indictment range in age from 13 to 16, and are among at least a dozen women who reportedly gave their statements about Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse to a grand jury in Illinois earlier this year. These newest charges add more indictments to the already long list of existing ones.
In reality, Kelly’s legal problems have been brewing for quite some time. BuzzFeed broke a story in 2017 alleging that he was operating an abusive sex cult in both Chicago and Atlanta. The story, which centered on a woman who went simply by “J.,” prompted prosecutors in both states to begin looking into rumors, the most shocking of which suggests the singer may have, or is still holding, several women captive against their will.
Will Kelly continue to be investigated in other states even after he’s been charged yet again?There are investigations happening concurrently in several state jurisdictions and now on the federal level. There is no reason why these investigations can’t or won’t move forward based on the new charges. In fact, the recent indictment and subsequent court decisions could impact what happens next in other jurisdictions. It could also lead to civil cases and other serious legal problems for the singer, as well as more people coming forward with accusations and/or evidence. It’s believed the latest charges in Minnesota were filed after someone called a tip line.
Why more charges and why now?The documentaries, the families of missing women, and a growing backlash against Kelly and other accused men in the era of #MeToo all seem to have put pressure on local authorities in several states (and on the federal level) to investigate claims of sexual misconduct, kidnapping, and other illegal activity against the superstar. The fact that this case is getting more press as more charges are handed down could also inevitably inspire other people to come forward with information.
Kelly’s former staff members are also going public. For example, earlier this year, Cheryl Mack, Kelly’s former personal assistant, as well as Asante McGee and Kitti Jones, two ex-girlfriends, admitted publicly that they knew about and/or participated in an alleged sex cult Kelly operated from his home. Jones told that Kelly forced women to have sex with one another in front of him, often referring to them as his “pets.” She said he was training women to serve him in what’s described as a kind of “sex dungeon.”
Each of these women also claim that several other women have been and may still be involved in the cult, a situation in which Kelly controlled all aspects of women’s lives, such as when and what they eat, how they dressed, and what they do during sexual encounters. It’s also been alleged that Kelly confiscates women’s phones, locks the women inside private residences, and prevents them from contacting any friends or family.
The introduction of new evidence, which seem to include witness statements and additional child porn videos, would have given investigators a green light to make the new arrest. The new indictments focus exclusively on charges related to child pornography and sex trafficking.
Who are the women believed to be in this so-called sex cult?Several women have already said publicly they escaped Kelly’s sex cult. Several other families of young women have also approached prosecutors in both Illinois and Georgia with claims that their daughters may have been taken hostage by Kelly. Some of these young women (mostly underage teenagers) are believed to have been pursuing music careers when they met Kelly.
A former friend of Kelly’s, Lovell Jones, admitted last year that Kelly often asked him to find women for the singer — the younger, the better. Several of Kelly’s former employees have also gone public with similar stories.
The family of Joycelyn Savage has been very vocal about Kelly. They believe their daughter is being brainwashed and held hostage by the singer, a claim that Savage vehemently denies. In fact, the 21-year-old appeared on a video call to TMZ late last year saying that she was staying with Kelly on her own accord. “I’m not being brainwashed,” she said.
Azriel Clary, another woman who currently lives with both Savage and Kelly at his Trump Tower residence in Chicago, told police officers who responded to an anonymous tip, that she, too, was living with him voluntarily.
When did Kelly’s legal problems first start?The Chicago Sun-Times first reported on the singer in 2000 when a video surfaced showing someone who was believed to be Kelly sexually assaulting and urinating on a 13-year-old girl in Chicago. Two years later, Kelly was indicted by the Cook County DA’s Office on 21 counts of child pornography. He stood trial, and after just one day of jury deliberations, he was acquitted on all charges in 2008. The singer has long denied that he was the man in the video.
More videos have since emerged that prompted the latest indictment.
Was Kelly ever caught with incriminating evidence before?There have been close calls for Kelly over the years. For example, the same year Kelly performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Miami. When police searched the singer’s home they discovered about a dozen images of Kelly engaged in sex acts with an underage girl on a digital camera. After much legal wrangling, the charges were dropped due to lack of probable cause for the original search warrant. Kelly never stood trial for possessing child pornography or having sex with an underage girl.
Has Kelly faced any other legal issues?Kelly’s had many run-ins with the law over the years, including several lawsuits by women who have accused him of physical and sexual abuse.
It started when he married Aaliyah in 1994. At the time, Kelly was 27 and Aaliyah was just 15; the legal age of consent in Illinois is 16. The couple reportedly lied about Aaliyah’s age on the wedding certificate (though Kelly later said Aaliyah lied to him about her age), and by 1995, the marriage was annulled. In 1997, Aaliyah filed a lawsuit to have the records officially expunged, and both Aaliyah and Kelly denied they were ever married. Aaliyah, whose first album Kelly produced, died in a plane crash in 2001.
In 1996, Kelly and his entourage were involved in a fight at a health club in Louisiana. Kelly was found guilty of battery, placed on one year of unsupervised probation and reached a settlement in a lawsuit by the victim, who needed 110 stitches after the fight. That same year, Tiffany Hawkins sued Kelly for $10 million after accusing him of having sexual relations with her when she was just 15. He settled the lawsuit a year later for $250,000.
In 1998, Kelly was arrested on three misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct in Chicago, including violating a noise ordinance. Prosecutors eventually dropped all charges.
In 2001, Tracy Sampson, an intern at Epic Records, sued Kelly, claiming she was involved in an abusive sexual relationship with him when she was 17. She told the Post, “He often tried to control every aspect of my life, including who I would see and where I would go.” The case was eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
The same year, R. Kelly paid a settlement to Jerhonda Pace, a Chicago woman who claimed she was 16 when the “Trapped in the Closet” singer abused her both physically and emotionally. She later admitted she accepted a cash settlement from Kelly for an undisclosed amount.
Kelly was sued again in 2002 by Patrice Jones, a Chicago woman who claimed she became pregnant by Kelly while she was underage, and that he forced her to have an abortion. He settled this case out of court after paying an undisclosed amount.
Montina Woods sued Kelly in 2002 after alleging he filmed them having sex without her knowledge. The bootleg recording was eventually sold as R Kelly Triple-X. He settled the case out of court after paying an undisclosed amount.
Andrea Lee Kelly, Kelly’s ex-wife and the mother of his three children, filed a restraining order against the singer in 2005 after what she described as a “physical altercation” (she divorced him a year later). In 2018, Lee went public saying that during her marriage to Kelly he regularly abused her, including hog-tying her to a bed.
In 2018, Kelly was accused of purposely infecting a former sex partner with a sexually transmitted disease. He was not charged and has denied this and all other allegations.
So what could happen next?Because the singer faces charges on top of charges in different jurisdictions, he may have a hard time securing bond anywhere.
Plus, his former manager is also under investigation for supposedly making death threats against the Savage family who have accused the singer of kidnapping their daughter.
In addition, the Fulton County DA’s Office in Georgia is, according to the Blast, working closely with one of Kelly’s alleged victims, Asante McGee. This year, she walked investigators through a former mansion owned by Kelly, where she says women were being held against their will. She described the scene in detail.
Earlier this year, attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing several of Kelly’s accusers (including the latest woman in Minnesota), held a press conference alleging that Kelly has been trying to intimidate women from telling their stories. Allred said when accuser Faith Rodgers came forward last year by filing a lawsuit against Kelly in New York for sexual battery, false imprisonment, and “willfully, deliberately and maliciously” infecting her with an STD, Kelly posted photos of Rodgers without her permission and threatened to expose any correspondence of a sexual nature they may have had.
The photos of Rodgers were, in fact, posted to a Facebook page called “Surviving Lies” that was created in response to Surviving R. Kelly. Facebook has since deleted the page.
first reported that a second grand jury had been convened in the Southern District of New York based on investigations by both the FBI and IRS. This comes after prosecutors issued a subpoena for one of Kelly’s former accountants and his manager. It’s likely all of these investigations may have had a hand in the latest indictments against the singer.
The Department of Homeland Security had reportedly formed a group of investigators to wade through potential evidence about Kelly’s alleged sex crimes, specifically looking into when he may have transported underage girls across state lines. This new case may hinge on a young woman in Florida who alleges that she was indoctrinated into Kelly’s supposed sex cult when she was just 17, which is considered to be a minor in the state of Florida.
Could Kelly face even more charges?If authorities find additional evidence of wrongdoing, or if any credible witnesses continue to come forward with evidence and statements, Kelly could certainly be charged with any number of additional crimes ranging from kidnapping and false imprisonment to sexual battery and statutory rape, or even witness intimidation, all of which can carry fines and prison time that vary from state to state.
Is it possible to select an unbiased jury in such a high-profile case like this?Prosecutors will need to consider how best to proceed fairly in such a high-profile case. As we’ve seen in both the first and second Bill Cosby trials, jurors can be selected either locally or from a different part of the state. In Cosby’s first trial, jurors were selected in Pittsburgh and transported to Philadelphia, where they were sequestered for the duration of the trial. In the retrial, jurors were chosen locally, although they, too, remained sequestered during the entirety of the trial.
Cases like these may also be tried in different municipalities from where the charges are filed. For example, the Illinois judge may decide to pursue the trial somewhere else within the state. But given how famous Kelly is both nationally and worldwide, it’s unlikely that a change in venue would make much of a difference.
Even so, the defense in a case like this would want to consider what type of jurors may be most sympathetic to their famous client, while the prosecution would be looking for jurors who are sympathetic to the women, rather than the famous face at the defendant’s table. Trial attorneys often consult with jury experts to help determine juror profiles. Each state’s guidelines differ, of course, but attorneys who interview jurors for such a high-profile case are still expected to observe all standard trial guidelines.
For example, they are generally given a certain number of objections as they seek to eliminate unfavorable jurors. Ideally, each side would want to build a jury with people who are willing to set aside their personal biases to consider the evidence being presented. No matter how diligently prosecutors and defense attorneys work to create a fair and impartial jury, the celebrity factor and ongoing news saturation about the shocking allegations are bound to have an impact, as are other issues, like the public’s increasing awareness about movements like #MeToo and even #MuteRKelly.
Keep in mind that while Cosby’s jury was unable to come to a verdict in his first trial, in the post-Weinstein and #MeToo atmosphere, the jury in a retrial found him guilty within two days.
Are more women expected to come forward with new accusations?The state attorney’s office in Chicago has confirmed that during the past year, it has received many inquiries about the case against Kelly. As more indictments are made, it’s not unusual for more accusers to come forward with claims. This seems to be what happened with the latest allegations in Minnesota.
For example, Danielle Williams said she had a relationship with Kelly for six years starting when she was 16. She recounted being approached by the singer’s business manager in a Chicago restaurant in 1998, and claims that Kelly paid her for sex, asked her to talk like a baby, and locked her in a hotel room for three days, but eventually lost interest in her when she matured. “I know that he’s a pedophile,” she said.
Several other women have also gone public, including Rodgers, who claimed that Kelly subjected her to cruel and humiliating sexual experiences during their one-year relationship, and later tried to intimidate her into not going to the police. Another woman, Kitti Jones, also claimed the singer abused her and forced her into sexual situations with other women.
How has Kelly responded to the charges?Kelly denies all allegations against him.
Most recently, his lawyers suggested that the women and girls coming forward with allegations against the singer are “disgruntled groupies.” They described the accusers as “groupies” that “sought out Robert’s attention, even fought each other for it, voluntarily contacted him, came to his shows, pined to be with him.”
During that heated interview with Gayle King, Kelly lashed out, saying, “Stop it. Y’all quit playing. Quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I’m fighting for my fucking life.” He lashed out at the allegations, at one point standing up and screaming at King and the camera before being led away by a publicist.
“Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me,” he said. “Hate me if you want to, love me if you want, but just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I’ve been through … Oh, right now I just think I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement.”
Last year, he also released a statement equating the allegations to a public lynching, saying, “R. Kelly’s music is part of American and African-American culture that should never — and will never — be silenced. Since America was born, black men and women have been lynched for having sex or for being accused of it. We will vigorously resist this attempted public lynching of a black man who has made extraordinary contributions to our culture.”
He penned a 19-minute song, “I Admit,” in which he doesn’t really admit anything, though he does say, “I admit I done made some mistakes / And I have some imperfect ways.”
Kelly’s also Surviving R. Kelly. In the past year or so, the singer’s longtime lawyer, assistant, and publicist quit. Kelly is also reportedly experiencing anxiety over these new allegations; he’s been hospitalized for “panic attacks.”
How is the industry responding?Kelly’s record label RCA/Sony dropped him, and Spotify has removed his songs from all of its playlists.
The #MuteRKelly movement has also been gaining momentum after issuing an open letter that called on the music industry to cut ties with the singer. The group, led primarily by women of color, said, “We demand appropriate investigations and inquiries into the allegations of R. Kelly’s abuse made by women of color and their families over two decades now.”
Famous members include director Ava DuVernay and writer and actor Lena Waithe. Singer John Legend also makes no secret of standing with the women of #TimesUp and #MuteRKelly on his social media.
The companies currently being targeted by #MuteRKelly include but are not limited to: Apple Music, Live Nation’s Ticketmaster, and concert venues around the country that have and are scheduled to host the singer.
Several other celebritiesLady Gaga publicly apologized and showed her support for Kelly’s accusers, the song she recorded with him, “Do What U Want (With My Body),” was removed from all streaming services. Celine Dion also pulled her duet with Kelly, “I’m Your Angel,” from streaming services.
Artists like Chance the Rapper are also standing up for Kelly’s accusers. He said in a statement, “The truth is any of us who ever ignored the R. Kelly stories, or ever believed he was being setup/attacked by the system (as black men often are) were doing so at the detriment of black women and girls.” He said he now regrets working with Kelly.
Not all musicians are coming out against Kelly, however. Rapper French Montana told TMZ earlier this year that Kelly should be able to enjoy his legacy. “Whatever happened, happened,” he said. A few days later Montana backtracked on social media, saying, “Let me be clear. My heart is with the victims.”
Still many other artists who have been called out for working with Kelly have yet to make any formal statements. Quite a few artists who were asked to participate in Surviving R. Kelly declined to appear, including Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and Dave Chappelle.
Kenyette Tisha Barnes, the co-founder of the #MuteRKelly movement, said recently, “It’s time for the collective D.A.s and federal prosecutors to make an indictment.”
Has Kelly’s family responded?They have not responded to the charges this year, but in addition to his ex-wife, Kelly’s daughter, Baku Abi, took to Instagram earlier this year to call her estranged father a “monster.” She said, “To the people who feel that I would be speaking up/against everything is going on right now, I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement for what I feel currently.”
She said that her mother and siblings haven’t had any contact with Kelly for many years. “The same monster you all confronting me about is my father,”she said. “I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house.”
The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly
Robert Kelly, 52, simply known as R. Kelly to millions of music fans, had a global audience, won three Grammy awards and sold some 75 million records. But now he is a mirror, reflecting a reckoning at the heart of the times we live in.
He is famous for the music he has given us. And he is infamous for allegations he sexually abused women for over two decades. Kelly vehemently denies those allegations.
The exclusive, explosive interview „CBS This Morning“ co-host Gayle King had with him this week is part of a larger conversation America is right in the middle of. It has to do with violence, privilege and the rights of women. It has to do with the behavior of public figures.
You may have already seen some of King’s interview with R Kelly. But you haven’t seen it all — not yet.
King met with Kelly in a high-rise in Chicago just eight short miles, and a world away from the Cook County Jail, where he ended up days later.
All the Criminal Charges and Lawsuits R. Kelly Faces
Over the last 25 years, R. Kelly has faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse, including allegations of child pornography, running a sex cult, and sexually abusing underage women.
The accusations date back to the 1990s, and Kelly has faced multiple sexual misconduct and sexual-assault lawsuits, many of which he has settled and was acquitted for over the years. But recently — especially since the release of more people have come forward with sexual-abuse accusations.
Kelly is currently in jail due to unpaid child support, and faces several sexual misconduct and abuse lawsuits. Ahead, a breakdown of the criminal charges and lawsuits Kelly is currently facing.
TMZ reported last year that Faith Rodgers, a woman who claimed that she met Kelly when she was 19, sued him after he allegedly mentally, emotionally, and physically abused her and gave her herpes.
On February 22, Kelly was charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Chicago’s Cook County. Kelly turned himself in to jail, and his lawyers pleaded not guilty on his behalf. He was released from prison after days behind bars, after a woman referring to herself as his “friend” reportedly posted the $100,000 minimum for bail for him.
The same day that Kelly’s lawyers pleaded not guilty to the sexual abuse charges, TMZ reported that a woman named Heather Williams filed a lawsuit against Kelly in Cook County. Williams accused Kelly of sexually abusing her for years beginning in 1996 when she was 16 years old. He has not yet been charged over this lawsuit.
Hours after Kelly’s heated interview with Gayle King aired on CBS This Morning, he was arrested after failing to pay his ex-wife and alleged abuse victim, Andrea Kelly, more than $160,000 in child support for their three children. According to TMZ, in order to be released, Kelly will have to pay the full $160,000. His next court date is March 13.
Kelly is also the subject of multiple federal and state investigations reported that grand juries have been convened in New York and Illinois, and an investigation into Kelly was reopened in Georgia. The Department of Homeland Security also opened an investigation, among other things, into whether Kelly has violated the Mann Act — which outlaws transporting underage girls across state lines “for immoral purposes.”
If authorities in these states find more evidence of wrongdoing, Kelly could be charged with additional crimes, including sexual battery and sex with underage girls.
R. Kelly Gay Rumors?Online poll shows 84 percent don’t believe he’s gay
It seems like every celebrity has been called gay at some point or another. Many of the gay rumors surrounding I Believe I Can Fly) seem to be tied to his obsessive attention to his body, like most singers.
However the poll suggests that a big majority – 84% – of respondents don’t believe that he’s gay.
Background on Sexuality
We all understand what R. Kelly wants us to believe. We’ve been Seeing him for a while and we have seen what he is up to. R. Kelly has been dating women for all his life, and we have all watched every one the scandals that took place. If he broke up with his girlfriend for 3 years we all cried some time back. Until they weren’t they looked the ideal couple. Since then, R. Kelly has connections, if you’re able to even call these relationships. Nevertheless, it was great news for all the single women out there. The nights of R. Kelly outside gave them a chance.
The moment that made us wonder if R. Kelly is gay or not Was when he began hanging out with his so called new best friend. He states that he had a break from the press, which had been the moment he took out a girl. But we are not sure about it. From what I’ve seen on media, R. Kelly is far too familiar with his new best friend. Spending time with another man and no woman companion, it is questionable, to say the very he stated, and is confirmed by members of the entourage of R. Kelly They all deny any distress about his sexual orientation. I really don’t know if I Believe it or not. It might take Possibility of a change of heart.
Signs someone might be gay
At is a Individual’s reaction When you cite that the LGBT community. It could go one of 2 ways. One, you will notice a great deal of attention and dedication to the topic. He fights with people’s rights and participates at every parade. Or perhaps he likes to bring up this often. Of course, you may need more than this to get in its base. Two, expect the opposite response. He shows his own feelings that are homophobic and reveals disgust towards homosexual people. When that happens, he is homosexual but will not come out about it, or he’s in denial.
Secondly, you can tell if a Man is not or homosexual currently judging by His response if you bring up rights or even the community. You can expect two responses that are possible. One of these will show a interest. He tells you a great deal of facts , or he engages in parades. Or he gets out in the road when need. Of course, you need something more to learn he’s gay. It is insufficient. The next reaction is in the opposite corner. He might get defensive and start trashing people that are gay. He’ll show his side. What would you make of this? He is gay but doesn’t have the courage or he has no idea that he is, in fact, homosexual.
Want to know a different tell-tale signal? Bring the LGBT Community and also also the situation of gay rights. You can judge by his reactions. There are just two of these. In the very first one, he will appear very interested and enthusiastic about the subject. He’ll reveal a lot of advice as if he spent studying about it. You may need more evidence than this, needless to say. Perhaps he just enjoys reading about random things. The response will uncover negative emotions towards the LGBT community. He will most likely make mean comments about it or perhaps laugh. The intent is to show homophobia. But the only thing you’re able to admit from that reaction is that he is in total denial, or he is simply too scared to reveal the reality.
Another thing that may reveal the fact is His response whenever you make a comment about people and the LGBT community. The situation can go one of 2 ways. One, he can reveal his enthusiasm about the subject by speaking as if he praised it. You may be told by him about the time he activated for gay people’s rights and moved on parades. That is insufficient evidence, you need something longer. You might find an response. He will start making comments that are awful and will want to make you think he’s homophobic. But is that he does not know yet that he’s homosexual, or perhaps he just fears the social stigma and doesn’t wish to come out of the closet.
Does professions are affected by sexual orientation?
As far as I am concerned, it should not. Sexual preference is When it comes to that individual’s job a aspect of a person’s life and should not be taken into account. It doesn’t affect his working skills. If a person is homosexual, it doesn’t mean that he is bad at his job. People can be horrible at times, and they do not hide their offenses against gays.
Sexual preference should not influence As it doesn’t have anything to do with a individual’s capacity to perform at his 19, someone’s career. But we live in a world where intolerance still exists, and also a lot of individuals are discriminated against as they’re homosexual.
From where I stand, being gay has nothing to do with A person’s ability to do a job that is terrific. Sexual orientation has no effect on the skills of someone. Some people feel that gays don’t have any place in fields that are certain , even though life shouldn’t matter everywhere and are prejudiced.
In my opinion, sexual orientation is irrelevant to some Individual’s job. Exactly what someone does in his familiarity of his home is his business. It does not indicate that their skills need to suffer. The world doesn’t appear to take this notion entirely, and some folks are discriminated against gays.
Is R. Kelly gay? Conclusion
People That Are different shouldn’t be discriminated against, And I’d really like to live in a world. Fortunately, some folks lead their own lives by “Live and let live,” that is why they support the LGBT community or do nothing contrary to it. There are those who fear and that fear turns to bigotry.
Writer Roxane Gay was amazed at the debate:
It remains insane to me that we are debating at R Kelly. I remember when he married Aaliyah at 15. He is a predator and always has been.
It remains insane to me that we are debating at R Kelly. I remember when he married Aaliyah at 15. He is a predator and always has been.
CBS This Morning
UPDATE: Gayle King’s full interview with R. Kelly, his first big sit-down with press since he was indicted on 10 counts of criminal sexual abuseCBS This Morning.
In the segment, compiled from more than 80 minutes of footage between King and Kelly, the R&B singer broke down in tears, shouted at the camera, and began beating his chest while he repeatedly denied the claims against him. He later apologized to King, who remained composed as he stormed the set, and explained “this is the first time I was able to say anything.”
“I’m very tired of all of these lies,” Kelly began the interview. “I’ve been hearing things and seeing things on the blogs. I’m just tired.”
When asked what disturbs him most, he replied, “All of them. Got little girls trapped in the basement, helicopters over my house trying to rescue someone that doesn’t need rescuing because they’re not in my house, handcuffing people, starving people,I have a harem, what you call it – a cult. I don’t even really know what a cult is, but I know I don’t have one.”
King continued to press Kelly on the indictments, as well as the numerous women who have come forward over the years, more recently in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries.
“So they’re lying on you?” she asked. “That’s your explanation? They’re lying on you?”
“Absolutely,” Kelly said. “I have been assassinated. I have been buried alive, but I’m alive.”
As the line of questioning continued, Kelly became more and more heated until he responded directly to the camera.
“I gave you 30 years of my f–ing career!” he shouted, now on his feet and circling his chair. “Thirty years of my career! And y’all trying to kill me? You killing me, man! This is not about music! I’m trying to have a relationship with my kids! And I can’t do it! Y’all just don’t want to believe the truth! You don’t want to believe it!”
EARLIER (March 5, 8:38 p.m. ET): At the end of February, R&B singer R. Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse against four victims, three of which were minors. After turning himself over, the singer spent a single night in jail before being released on $1 million bond. He pled not guilty.
Now, in a clip from his new CBS interview with Gayle King set to air on Wednesday, the singer claims that the accusations against him are “rumors.”
“Do you still sit here and say that you have never been with underage girls?” King asks.
“I’ll sit here and say this,” responds Kelly. “I had two cases back then that I said in the beginning of the interview that I would not talk about because of my ongoing case now. But, I will tell you this: People are going back to my past and they’re trying to add all of this stuff now to that, to make all of the stuff that’s going on now feel real to people.”
When King notes his alleged sordid history (in 2008, Kelly was put on trial for child pornography for an infamous videotape that supposedly showed him urinating on an underage girl), saying, “But the past is relevant with you with underage girls,” Kelly snaps. “Absolutely no, it’s not, because, for one, I beat my case,” he says. King notes that he was acquitted (the girl allegedly in the tape refused to testify), prompting Kelly to reply: “You can’t double jeopardy me like that. It’s not fair. When you beat your case you beat your case.”
“But I’m not talking about the one case in which you were acquitted,” says King. “I’m talking about the other cases where women have come forward and said ‘R. Kelly had sex with me when I was under the age of 18. R. Kelly was abusive to me, emotionally, physically, and verbally. R. Kelly took me in a black room where unspeakable things happened.’ This is what they’re saying about you.” Insists Kelly, “Whether they’re old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true.”
As King continues her questioning in the promo, referencing a 2017 report that said Kelly held women against their will in an abusive “cult,” Kelly becomes more animated and emotional. “How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all I’ve been through in my way, way past, to hold somebody?” he asks. The performer then looks into the camera to speak directly to viewers, “That’s stupid, guys! Is this camera on me? That’s stupid! Use your common sense… Stop it. All you quit playing. Quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my fucking life!”
The full interview with Kelly will air Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET on CBS This Morning.
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What do you think about the gay rumors surrounding R. Kelly?
The poll results are based on a representative sample of 1367 voters worldwide, conducted online for The Celebrity Post magazine. Results are considered accurate to within 2.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
If you want proof you will have to ask him directly. I doubt if there are any men or women on Y/A who have slept with him.
He sings about women about 85% of the time. So no, he’s not gay.
He was with Aaliyah and married her when she was underage.
There’s actually several women who have been involved with Kelly who, at some point, suggested that he’s into dudes to whatever capacity. She’s hardly the first. One has even suggested that he had a legit boyfriend. While there are plenty of guys who bottom for dudes, sees themselves as straight/bi/bi-curious/queer/whatever and don’t really have much general attraction, passion, romantic affections, relationship contentment towards men and only look to legit date women. It’s not at all unusual stuff. It’s a complicated topic mainly because of Kelly himself but also because everyone has their own thing going own as far as their sexuality and the romantic, sexual, emotional, relationship aspects of their orientation. It also brings up uncomfortable topics like sexual abuse, paraphilia and what all these identities really mean. Of course, this woman comes off as generally short-sighted when it comes to the nuances of sexuality and orientation.
With these things there’s always the subtle implication that perhaps if he were out of the closet, he wouldn’t rape women. That sounds forward thinking but it really is just putting the onus on homosexuality and homosexual acts.
MAYBE he’s just a monster who’s heterosexual? And likes anal play? Is that possible? Yes it is.
There’s been years worth of rumors about Kelly hooking up with dudes and having secret boyfriends. And she’s hardly the first female who has messed around with Kelly that has suggested he might be into guys. But even if he were homosexual/homo-leaning/homo-romantic/gay (which I highly doubt he is) claiming that he would have been just fine if he was only able to be out is a cheap cop-out. Megalomaniac predators like Kelly aren’t interested in freedom or being able to openly be with the person they love and want to share a life with. They’re interested in manipulating people, dominating people and attaining/keeping power.
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3/6 9:20 AM PT — We got Gayle Wednesday leaving CBS Studios in NYC just hours after the network released her explosive one-on-one interview with R. Kelly. Our photog asks her point blank if she feels like R. Kelly was telling her the truth, and more importantly … whether she thought she was in danger when he stood up and started shouting.
Check out her answer — she says she thinks R. Kelly has „selective amnesia.“ And, it sounds like there’s a reason why she was able to remain so poised when R. Kelly lost his s***.
3/6 8:35 AM PT — We spoke with Joycelyn Savage’s father, Tim Savage, in Atlanta who says after watching the interview, he fears for his daughter’s life. He also says the behaviors exhibited by Kelly during his sit-down with Gayle are clear signs of an abuser.
The Savage family also spoke with after their presser and they all crowded around the phone to speak with her. Joycelyn, however, insisted she is exactly where she wants to be, and does not consider herself a victim.
3/6 6:08 AM PT — CBS just aired the part of the interview where Kelly gets up and shouts … he yells he’s fighting not only for his own rights, but to have a relationship with his kids too. There were also claims Kelly was abused as a child, and that’s why this has all happened … Kelly denies it.
Attorney new sex tapes which led to prosecutors charging Kelly last month — and Tuesday night he told us the singer’s only crying crocodile tears now … ‚cause he’s going to prison.
was distraught talking about the recent allegations against him and pleading for people to believe he’s innocent … shouting, „I’m fighting for my f***ing life!“
Kelly sat down with Tuesday in his first interview since he was arrested on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. King presses Kelly on the , and clearly hits a soft spot when asked if Kelly has ever held women against their will.
The singer explodes, looking directly into the camera and urging viewers to believe it’s all lies. Kelly points to his past — cases in which he’s been accused of inappropriate sexual acts — as proof he’d never commit a crime again, knowing all eyes were on him.
At one point, Kelly begins to sob, saying, „I’m fighting for my f***ing life!“
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As we reported … Kelly was taken into custody February 22 in Chicago and spent several days behind bars before coming up with his $100,000 bail. Upon his release, the singer hit up a still on the hook for nearly $200,000 in child support.
The full interview will air Wednesday morning on „CBS This Morning.“