Disgraced US singer R. Kelly is a “monster”.
Kelly, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, has been outed as a predator in a no-holds-barred documentary series, titled Surviving R. Kelly.
The I Admit hitmaker has been getting the cold shoulder from industry insiders, many of whom have worked with him previously, including Ne-Yo and John Legend.
Now his estranged daughter, Buku Abi, slammed him following the release of the doccie detailing allegations of sexual and physical abuse of young women.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Abi - real name Joann Lee Kelly - empathised with Kelly’s alleged sexual assault survivors, recalled abuse she and her family had endured at his hands and called him a “monster”.
She wrote: “Before I start I just want it to be known that I am speaking from the heart, nothing I say is to hurt ANY party reading or affected by this. To the people that I feel I should be speaking up against everything that is going on right now, I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement for all that I feel currently. I do apologise for my silence to all this happening comes off as careless. That is my last intention.
“Going through all I have gone through in my life, I would never want anyone to feel the pain I have felt... Reminders of how terrible my father is, and how we should be speaking up against him, rude comments about my family, fabricating me, my siblings & our mothers ‘part’ etc.
“Does not help my family (Me, my sister, my brother, and my mother) in our healing process. Nor does it allow a safe space for other victims who are scared to speak up, speak up.
“The same monster you all confronting me about is my father. I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house,” she continued.
“I pray anyone who reads this understands I put nothing but good intent behind each word,” she wrote.
Kelly has meanwhile expressed disgust at the six-part series which aired last week, and which he says he hasn’t seen. He said the producers have a “vendetta” against him.