New mild is being shined on R. Kelly‘s controversial private life.
The 51-year-old Grammy winner is the topic of a newly launched BBC3 documentary, R Kelly: Intercourse, Women and Videotapes, which options an interview along with his ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones. Jones, who beforehand got here ahead in the summertime and fall of 2017 alleging Kelly managed an “interior circle” of girls, of which she was as soon as allegedly a sufferer of. She additionally beforehand claimed that he bodily abused her and coerced her into performing sexual acts with him and different girls throughout their two-year relationship.
Talking within the documentary, Jones elaborated on allegations that Kelly would “practice” girls.
“Later once I was launched to one of many women, that he informed me he ‘skilled’ since she was 14, these have been his phrases,” she mentioned within the documentary. “I noticed that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the issues that I’d say and her mannerisms have been like mine. That is when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to develop into considered one of his pets. He calls them his pets.”
In line with Jones, throughout one occasion, Kelly began to document her whereas she was undressed in a chair after which a “woman” walked into the room. “He had her crawl on the ground in the direction of me and carry out oral intercourse on me and he mentioned that is my f–king pet. I skilled her. She’s gonna educate you be with me.” It’s unclear how outdated the woman was on the time of the interacton.
“How do you defend your self in opposition to somebody who’s been honing their abilities as a predator for 25 years, who’s additionally a multimillionaire, and one of the well-known and profitable artists within the music trade?” Lovell Jones, reportedly Kelly’s former backup singer, requested, in accordance with BBC
Jones beforehand talked about Kelly’s alleged “coaching,” telling Rolling Stone in October, “He was like a drill sergeant even when he was pleasuring me” and claimed he made feedback like “I gotta practice you.” “He was telling me bend my again or transfer my leg right here,” she described to the journal on the time. “I am like, ‘Why is he directing it like this?’ It was very uncomfortable.”
In response to the allegations Jones beforehand made, Kelly’s rep issued the next assertion to E! Information on the time.
“Mr. Kelly is conscious of the repeated and now evolving claims of Ms. Kanika ‘Kitti’ Jones. It’s unlucky that Ms. Jones, after public statements on the contrary, is now trying to painting a relationship historical past with Mr. Kelly as something aside from consensual involvement between two adults. As said beforehand, Mr. Kelly doesn’t management the the decision-making or pressure the actions of another human being, together with Ms. Jones, by her personal admission. Any declare of wrongdoing of any form or of mistreatment of any lady by him is fake, ill-motived and defamatory.”
Per R. Kelly’s publicist, Kelly has no remark at the moment.