R. Kelly is one of the greatest singers/ songwriters in our lifetime but he will forever be linked to child molestation.
In a recent GQ interview, R. Kelly drops a bomb and admits that he was molested as a child….. possibly by a family member!!!
Here is an exerpt:
“At first, I couldn’t judge it,” he says to me, when I ask him if he realized at the time that a really bad thing was happening. “I remember it feeling weird. I remember feeling ashamed. I remember closing my eyes or keeping my hands over my eyes. I remember those things, but couldn’t judge it one way or the other fully.”
And did that change over time?
“Over time, yeah. I remember actually, after a couple of years, looking forward to it sometimes. You know, acting like I didn’t, but did.”
How often would the abuse happen?
“Oh wow. It became a regular thing. Every other day, every other week.”
How many years did it go on for?
“As far as I can remember, about [age] 7 or 8 to maybe 14, 15. Something like that.”
Did anything in particular make it stop?
“When I started having a girlfriend, I felt really bad about it. Then I started getting older and knowing that’s just not supposed to happen—family members. And I think it started getting scary for them because I just started acting really different about it, and I think it became a turnoff to them, and a scary thing.”
Was the person doing this still around in your life?
“People can say, ‘Hey, well, he’s just trying to protect hisself.’ Well, I have nothing to protect myself from. I’m still successful, and I’ve got an album out now, I’m gonna move on after this interview and go to the next interview.”
“Absolutely. But eventually they stopped being around me.”
Top 10 R. Kelly Videos
1. 9. “Snake” (2003)Source: 1 of 9
2. 8. “Thoia Thoing” (2003)Source: 2 of 9
3. 7. “Step in the Name of Love” (2003)Source: 3 of 9
4. 6. “Trapped in the Closet (Chapter 1)” (2005)Source: 4 of 9
5. 5. “I Believe I Can Fly” (1996)Source: 5 of 9
6. 4. “When a Woman Loves” (2010)Source: 6 of 9
7. 3. “World’s Greatest” (2002)Source: 7 of 9
8. 2. “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time” (1999)Source: 8 of 9
9. 1. “Down Low” (1995)Source: 9 of 9
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