R. Kelly‘s estranged 20-year-old daughter Joann is talking out for the very first time since Lifetime’s explosive docuseries Surviving R. Kelly aired. In it her mother Andrea Lee accused the embattled R&B legend of abuse, and a number of other different girl got here ahead to accuse the 52-year-old of sexual and bodily abuse as nicely. Joann — who goes by the identify Buku Abi — took to Instagram on Jan. 10 with a really lengthy and heartfelt assertion that she stated took her three days to jot down, and it in she calls her estranged father a “monster.”
Buku and her father haven’t spoken in years, and in her message it turns into clear why. “Buku right here. I simply need to say a couple of issues. Earlier than I begin, I simply need it to be recognized that I’m talking from the center, nothing I say or don’t say is to harm any occasion studying or affected by this,” she started.
“To the individuals who really feel I must be talking up/towards the whole lot that is happening proper now. I simply need you all to know that devastated is an understatement for all that I really feel at the moment.”I do apologize if my silence to all that’s taking place comes off as careless. That’s my final intention. I pray for all of the households & ladies who’ve been affected by my father’s actions. Belief, I’ve been deeply affected by all of this,” Buku continued.
“Sadly, for my very own private reasonings & for all my household has endured with reference to him, his life choices and his final identify, it has been years since my siblings and I’ve seen or have spoken to him. With reference to my mom, she for a similar reasonings and extra, has not seen or spoken to my father in years. My mom, siblings and I’d by no means condone, assist or be part of ANYTHING unfavorable he has carried out and or continues to do in his life,” Buku shared.
“Going by all I’ve gone by in my life, I’d by no means need anybody to really feel the ache I’ve felt. Reminders of how horrible my father is, and the way we must be talking up towards him, impolite feedback about my household, fabricating me, my siblings & our moms ‘half’ and so on. Doesn’t assist my household (Me, my sister, my brother, and my mom) in our therapeutic course of. Nor does it permit a secure area for different victims who’re scared to talk up, converse up,” she bravely revealed.