Man, R. Kelly is out here being triflin’ again … allegedly.
The Pied Piper is being accused of having a sex cult in which he holds women against their will, gives them a list of rules to follow and physically punishes them for insubordination. He tapes their sexapades, dictates when they eat, bathe and use the restroom, and completely brainwashes them.
The stories all seemingly start the same way. Young women (some as young as 17!!), aspiring to be singers, meet R. Kelly at a concert or studio. Kelly offers his services as a mentor and the women think that have hit a major break. In a few cases, the parents were also there during the meeting and gave the green light for Robert to help their young daughters. But, soon after, things take a turn for the worse. The young ladies all end up meeting with Kels and never returning to their parents. They send sporadic message claiming to be OK, but it is evident things are far from “OK”.
In one case, a mother became a detective of sorts in an effort to find her 19-year-old daughter. And while she found out the truth about Kelly’s palace of inappropriate behavior, nothing could be done by the police because she is of legal age. She hasn’t seen her daughter since December 2016 and when she did, this is how she described her.
“It was as if she was brainwashed. [She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible,” she said. “I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she’s in love and [Kelly] is the one who cares for her. I don’t know what to do. I hope that if I get her back, I can get her treatment for victims of cults. They can reprogram her. But I wish I could have stopped it from happening.”
Three women who were former members of R’s entourage spoke to Buzzfeed about the bizarre behavior they witness from the Grammy-winning singer. Read the full story here.