R&B singer R. Kelly’s incarceration for more than 30 years has come to a close, but it seems like the singer is not going down without a fight. He is claiming that the parents of the girls he courted should be held responsible for their actions, claiming they sold their daughters and became angry when the money stopped. This allegation is coming from a man who has been convicted of sexual abuse, racketeering, and other charges.
R. Kelly has been found guilty of various charges, and it is evident that he had a network of people supporting him. This group included his staff and employees, as well as the parents of the young women he victimized. Some of R. Kelly’s victims were young women who befriended him hoping to become his proteges.
The late singer Aaliyah, who was introduced to Robert by a family friend trying to secure her a record deal, was one of his victims. What resulted was an inappropriate relationship that many think Aaliyah’s family was complicit with. It was reported that R. Kelly also had an intimate relationship with Aaliyah’s mother. Her uncle, Barry Hankerson, condemned his sister because he believed she knew what was going on all along.
I don’t understand how R. Kelly got charges + years & the parents didn’t pic.twitter.com/nZtbQ5vZH6
— Tatiana The God 👑 (@isthttati) February 23, 2023
During R. Kelly’s trial, it was revealed that he sold masters to his early albums to Aaliyah’s parent in exchange for their silence. The same goes for the family of the young woman featured in his leaked 90s tape. “Jane” in Kelly’s Chicago case is the niece of his former artist Sparkle. The young girl’s family not only handed her over to Kelly but also took years worth of money from him to conceal the truth. This included paid trips, investments in their businesses, free concert tickets, and more.
Sparkle spoke out last year to clear up all accusations claiming she knew what was going on between R. Kelly and her niece. Sparkle vehemently denied those claims. When discussing his “cult” in 2019 with Gayle King, Robert blamed the parents. He admitted to paying the families of Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage in exchange for their daughters. According to R. Kelly, the parents sold their daughters to him and are now upset because they aren’t making money from him.
While he denied sleeping with Clary when she was underage, he admitted her parents “wanted” him to. It seems like R. Kelly is attempting to deflect blame from himself and onto the parents of the girls he victimized. However, it is important to note that R. Kelly is the one who engaged in illegal behavior, and he should be held accountable for his actions.
In conclusion, R. Kelly is pointing fingers at the parents of his victims, but the truth is that he is the one responsible for his actions. His victims were young and vulnerable, and they trusted him to guide them to success in the music industry. Instead, he took advantage of them for his own gratification. The parents may have been complicit in some cases, but it was ultimately R. Kelly who chose to engage in illegal behavior. He deserves to be held accountable for his actions and to serve his time behind bars.