R. Kelly’s estranged daughter Buku Abi is finally breaking her silence on the sexual and physical abuse allegations surrounding her father.
Born Joann Kelly, Buku Abi has finally opened up in a heartfelt statement on Insta-story, since the airing of a docuseries, called Surviving Relly. R Kelly, 52, has come under public scrutiny for allegations attached to him and many women and some celebrities have come out to condemn the singer for using his fame and power to abuse women. In the statement, Abi says, “To the people who 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 apologize if my silence to all that is happening comes off as careless. That is my last intention. I pray for all the families & women who have been affected by my father’s actions. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all this.”
“Unfortunately, for my own personal reasonings & for all my family has endured in regards to him, his life decisions and his last name, it has been years since my siblings and I have seen and or have spoken to him. In regards to my mother, she for the same reasonings and more has not seen or have spoken to my father in years. My mother, siblings and I would never condone, support or be a part of ANYTHING negative he has done and or continues to do in his life.”
“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. My choice to not speak on him and what he does is for my peace of mind. My emotional state. And for MY healing. I have to do & move in a manner that is best for me.”
“I have to do & move in a manner that is best for me. I pray anyone who reads this understands I put nothing but good intent behind each word.”
She concludes, “This past year for my family has been very difficult, all the love and support you all continue to show is why we keep going. You all fuel us. Family, friends, followers, fans, etc… I love you guys to pieces. Your love is appreciated & always will be.”
Check out the full statement below: