Buzzfeed: R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In A “Cult,” Parents Told Poli

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As the R&B legend tours the country this summer, parents have told police that R. Kelly is running an abusive "cult" that's tearing families apart. Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle told BuzzFeed News similar stories.
Backstage at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, on May 23, 2015, J. was thrilled that her 19-year-old daughter’s music career was going to make a major leap forward from recording demos and performing at talent shows to the chance of stardom — thanks to the help of an R&B superstar.

“When we got to go backstage with R. Kelly, we stayed there over two hours,” said J. “One-on-one with just me and my daughter and him. We went back to talk about the music. He listened to her CD. He was going to help her with her CD, and I was really impressed with him at first, because I have always been an R. Kelly fan.”

J. said that Robert “R.” Kelly, who turned 50 in January, met her daughter backstage at a concert in Atlanta earlier that month. Soon enough, he’d invited her to fly out to the Indio concert on his dime. J. said she’d heard about past sexual misconduct accusations against Kelly, but wasn’t overly worried. She is a fiercely devoted stage mom — she and her husband of 22 years, Tim, a car dealer, had moved from Memphis to Atlanta to help their eldest child’s career — and was confident she could protect her daughter.

“In the back of our minds, we were thinking [my daughter] could be around him if I was with her,” J. said. “It didn’t really hit home. Even with the Aaliyah situation, now that I think about it, ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number’ ... but you don’t think about that. You grew up with the song, and you like the song.”

Two years later, J. and Tim are in a desperate fight to bring their daughter home. (BuzzFeed News verified their identities and full names in public records, but is withholding the alleged victim's full name and her parents' last name to protect her privacy.)
As part of their efforts, the mother closed her businesses, became a relentless amateur detective, and shared her findings with the FBI and police in two states. But their daughter isn’t a missing person — at least not in the eyes of the law. She still lives with Kelly and says she’s doing fine, despite her parents telling the police that she is “being held against her will” in what they call a “cult.”

Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle — Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee — provided details supporting the parents’ worst fears. They said six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records.

The last time J. saw her daughter was Dec. 1, 2016.

“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.”

J. and Tim said they have only heard from their daughter twice since they last saw her. They got a one-sentence text from her on Christmas Day: “I hate Christmas has to be this way this year.”

And J. received another text on May 14: “Happy Mother’s Day from me and Rob.”
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimderogat...en-in-a-cult?utm_term=.sgYxNwDdWe#.npylz9RGjn

Did a search and couldnt find anything. This story sounds utterly bonkers!

Lots more at the link above.
 
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Wait.

What if R.Kelly has the peepee tapes?

Edit:

Okay this story is a little more serious than I assumed from the thread title......

Sounds like a really weird thing tbh.
 
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Still amazing to me how pretty much nothing happened to him after the shit he did years ago.
I think all they had was a child pornography case due to a sextape he made with a 15 year old, and the defense convinced the jury that girl's identity in the tape was inconclusive. It didn't help that the girl wanted nothing to do with the trial and didn't testify.

Hmmmm...this is honestly tough. Is there any legal recourse for someone inducting others into a cult like life?
As long as they're adults and it's not against their will, then I don't think so.
 

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J. said she’d heard about past sexual misconduct accusations against Kelly, but wasn’t overly worried. She is a fiercely devoted stage mom
Sure he's a known sexual predator but he's also famous. Decisions, decisions.
 
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I think all they had was a child pornography case due to a sextape he made with a 15 year old, and the defense convinced the jury that girl's identity in the tape was inconclusive. It didn't help that the girl wanted nothing to do with the trial and didn't testify.
I mean not that I should be shocked, but it's still crazy how the music industry just took him back like that. Everyone knows what he did.
 
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the guy is sick. its a damn travesty people love this guy so much to overlook his blatant predatory behavior its even exhibited in his damn music. I get sick listening to his shit.
 
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R Kelly is a piece of shit. I can't believe people defend this guy... Any other pedophile would have been condemned or gutted in jail, but R Kelly gets a pass because... you fucked to his music? I'm from Chicago so it's even worse there.

After reading the story though... I mean, really the man is just pimpin. At least the "girl" is of legal age, good luck with getting her back, but she's an adult and you can't really say shit about who she's with because she chooses to be there.
 
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R Kelly is a piece of shit. I can't believe people defend this guy... Any other pedophile would have been condemned or gutted in jail, but R Kelly gets a pass because... you fucked to his music? I'm from Chicago so it's even worse there.
That, and he has enough money to put together a legal team that will make sure he doesn't see a day in jail.
 
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As a parent a new born girl, I don't understand the parents here. They know R Kelly is a sexual predator, just cuz he made some good songs doesn't mean he's trust worthy. I feel for them and hope they find a solution.
 
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R Kelly is a piece of shit. I can't believe people defend this guy... Any other pedophile would have been condemned or gutted in jail, but R Kelly gets a pass because... you fucked to his music? I'm from Chicago so it's even worse there.
Different era. They swept that whole Aaliyah thing under the rug and never spoke about it so it was just this long standing rumor that we knew was true because there was a marriage license.

If that happened today, social media and news outlets would've skewered him.

Same with the sex tape with a 15 year old.
 
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Different era. They swept that whole Aaliyah thing under the rug and never spoke about it so it was just this long standing rumor that we knew was true because there was a marriage license.

If that happened today, social media and news outlets would've skewered him.

Same with the sex tape with a 15 year old.
He's been picking up underage girls for years and paying their families off keep em quiet. It just goes unreported by most news sites.
 
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As a parent a new born girl, I don't understand the parents here. They know R Kelly is a sexual predator, just cuz he made some good songs doesn't mean he's trust worthy. I feel for them and hope they find a solution.
In the article it refers to one of the mothers as a "dedicated stage mom"

Some of these people will literally turn a blind eye to anything if it means their kid gets famous.
 
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The girl(s) he pissed on?


EDIT: Holy shit, he was married to Aaliyah?!
Not only did he get married to Aaliyah when he was writing and producing her first album and she was 14-15, but he titled the album along with the title track "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number"

At least in Black Culture/Media back in the day, that was the scandal.

I don't recall Mainstream media talking about it that much.
 
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Sure he's a known sexual predator but he's also famous. Decisions, decisions.
Yeah that was the real WTF moment. It'd be like saying "oh well, I'll be around, this sexual predator wouldn't try anything!"

I mean, normally you can't really blame parents for the actions of their kids, but this all came about because they were basically fine rolling the dice if their daughter got a music career out of it, and now they're paying the price.
 
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He holds them prisoner over the phone, probably has a Google Home security system or something. One of his songs plays when you try to leave, works every time like Colt 45.
 
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Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle — Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee — provided details supporting the parents’ worst fears. They said six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records.
 

Htown

STOP SHITTING ON MY MOTHER'S HEADSTONE
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Mack, Jones, and McGee claim that women who live with Kelly, who he calls his “babies,” are required to call him “Daddy” and must ask his permission to leave the Chicago recording studio or their assigned rooms in the “guest house” Kelly rents near his own rented mansion in suburban Atlanta. A black SUV with a burly driver behind the wheel is almost always parked outside both locations. Kelly confiscates the women’s cell phones, they said, so they cannot contact their friends and family; he gives them new phones that they are only allowed to use to contact him or others with his permission. Kelly films his sexual activities, McGee and Jones said, and shows the videos to men in his circle.

Mack, the star’s former personal assistant, said Kelly almost always tells the women to dress in jogging suits because “he doesn’t want their figures to be exposed; he doesn’t want them to look appealing.” She said when other men are in the same room, Kelly “would make the girls turn around and face the wall in their jogging suits because he doesn’t want them to be looked at by anyone else.”

If the women break any of Kelly’s “rules,” Mack and Jones said, he punishes them physically and verbally. For example, Jones claimed that Kelly held her against a tree and slapped her outside of a Subway sandwich shop in spring 2013 because she had been too friendly with the male cashier there. McGee said she never saw Kelly hit anybody, but also said he was running a “cult” and manipulated her emotionally and sexually.
gross

T.S. also recalled the woman telling her that one time, Kelly sent a cab to pick up the women at his guest house and bring them to a club where he would meet them. The Georgia woman told her roommate that she laughed when the cab driver told a joke, and one of the other women in the cab texted Kelly to report this violation of his “rules.” When the Georgia woman arrived at the club, T.S. said, Kelly “bent her over and he whupped her behind because she laughed at the cab driver, who happened to be a man.”
yeah this all sounds like just a healthy situation

R Kelly really be finessing lmao

And its not like he holding them prisoner right? Can they not leave at any time?
smh
 
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I was really impressed with him at first, because I have always been an R. Kelly fan."
J. said she'd heard about past sexual misconduct accusations against Kelly, but wasn't overly worried.
‘Age Ain't Nothing But a Number' ... but you don't think about that. You grew up with the song, and you like the song."
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"I've always been a fan, I don't think about the song I just grew up with the song and like the song, oh and I'm not overly worried about the sexual misconduct accusations"?
...
 
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People are all: "How's he getting away with this?" after the parents themselves basically said "We knew he was a bit of a creep, but we love his music and he has a lot of money so...."

I'm not much for fear-mongering, but America's elite circles are truly rife with unchecked abuse. Look up Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted predator billionaire who, allegedly, owns an island that he uses for underaged sex parties with ultra-powerful clients like Trump, the Clintons and Prince Andrew. When it comes to people with this level of resources, nothing is too crazy to believe.