R. Kelly’s daughter has damaged her silence in regards to the sexual abuse allegations towards her father, saying she has not had a relationship with the singer in years.
“I do apologize if my silence to all that is happening comes off as careless,” Buku Abi wrote in a collection of Instagram posts on Thursday. “That is my last intention. I pray for all the families & women who have been affected by my father’s actions. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this.”
Accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse on the a part of the R&B singer have been resurfaced final week with the premiere of the six-part docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” which featured detailed accusations from a few of Kelly’s alleged victims and former associates. A number of of the singer’s former collaborators have since come ahead to converse out towards him and surrender their affiliation with Kelly, whereas the singer himself has denied any wrongdoing.
In her publish on Thursday, Abi stated that she has not seen or spoken to her father in “years,” citing “personal reasonings” and Kelly’s “life decisions.”
“Anyone that knows me personally or has been following me throughout the years knows that I do not have a relationship with my father. Nor do I speak on him or on his behalf,” she wrote, happening to add, “I would never want anyone to feel the pain I have felt.”
Abi requested that her followers not ask her and her household to converse out additional towards Kelly, saying that it “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,” Abi’s multi-part submit continued. “I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house. My choice to not speak on him and what he does is for my peace of mind. My emotional state. And for MY healing.”
Kelly’s lawyer didn’t instantly reply to TheWrap’s request for remark.