R. Kelly Turns Off His Comments & Sings Happy B-Day To Oldest Daughter ‘No Matter What I Love You So Much’
R. Kelly took a break from his legal woes to say happy birthday to his daughter. The singer, who is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting women and minors, posted a video of him singing happy birthday to his daughter, Joann “Buku Abi” Kelly.
After the traditional birthday song, he told his daughter:
“Happy birthday baby daddy loves you. I love you, no matter what I love you so much.”
He has since turned off the comments for the video. Kelly was also released from jail after failing to pay $160,000 in back child support recently.
Interestingly enough, Buku called him out shortly after multiple women came forward and said they were victims of his abuse when they were teenagers in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly. The singer’s ex-wife and Joann’s mother, Andrea Kelly, also made an appearance on the three-night special.
As for Buku, she took to her Instagram story to share her thoughts just after the documentary premiered in January.
“Buku here. I just want to say a few things… Before I start I just want it to be known that I am speaking from the heart, nothing I say or do not say is to hurt ANY party reading or affected by this. To the people that feel I should be speaking up/against everything that is going on right now. 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. I pray for all the families & woman who have been affected by my father’s actions.
Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this. However, It has been very difficult to process it all. Let alone gather all the right words to express everything I feel. Anyone that knows me personally or has been following me through out the years knows that I do not have a relationship with my father. Nor do I speak on him or on his behalf. I also am not fond of dealing with my personal issues or personal life experience through social media but, I feel things are starting to get out of hand. Unfortunately, for my own personal reasonings & for all my family has endured in regards to him, his life decisions, and his last name, it has been years since my siblings and I have seen and or have spoken to him.”
She added that Andrea also hadn’t seen or even spoken to R. Kelly in quite a while. She detailed how the ordeal was impacting her family as a whole.
“In regards to my mother, she for the same reasonings and more, has not seen or spoken to my father in years. My mother, siblings, and I would never condone, support or be apart of ANYTHING negative he has done and or continues to do in his life. Going through all I have gone through in my life, I would never want anyone to feel the pain I have felt.
Reminders of how terrible my father is, and how we should be speaking up against him, rude comments about my family, fabricating me, my siblings, & our mothers “part”, etc. Does not help my family (Me, my sister, my brother, and my mother) in our healing process. Nor does it allow a safe space for other victims who are scared to speak up, speak up. The same monster you all confronting me about is my father.”
She revealed that growing up in a house with him caused her to be exposed to what she says is “who and what he is.”
“I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house. My choice not to speak on him and what he does is for my peace of mind. My emotional state. I have to do & move in a manner that is best for me. I pray anyone who reads this understands I put nothing but good intent behind each word. It took me nearly 3 days to write this. I just want everyone to know that I do care and I love you all. This is a very difficult subject to speak on… again, I apologize if my words don’t come out right..”
She also recognized fans for their support of her and her family.
In a separate interview, Buku said she was “torn” over the allegations.
In the latest update of the R. Kelly investigation, a judge has green-lighted airing his hearing on television Friday.