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R. Kelly's Daughter Speaks Out, Hasn't Had a Relationship with Him for Years

R. Kelly's Daughter Speaks Out, Hasn't Had a Relationship with Him for Years

R. Kelly‘s daughter Joann, who goes by the name Buku Abi, is speaking out against her father.

Buku, 20, wrote a lengthy message on her Instagram Story on Thursday (January 10) after the documentary Surviving R. Kelly aired this week.

“I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement for all that I feel currently. I do apologize if my silence to all that is happening comes off as careless. That is my last intention,” she wrote. “I pray for all the families & women who have been affected by my father’s actions. Trust, I am deeply affected by all of this. However, it had been very difficult to process it all. Let alone gather all the right words to express everything I feel.”

Buku added that “it has been years since my siblings and I have seen or have spoken to him.” She is one of three children R. Kelly had with his ex-wife Andrea Kelly.

“My mother, siblings and I would never condone, support or be apart of anything negative he has done or continues to do in his life,” she added. “Going through all I have gone through in my life, I would never want anyone to feel the pain I have felt.”

Read the whole statement below and also see what Lady Gaga said about the allegations against the singer.

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    Thank you for speaking out, Buku! We need more people to come forward about abusers. It’s not ok to support R. Kelly, because these things were known about him for years and years. That is why I refused to buy his music.