It hurt : “We were molested by a family member” R Kelly’s brother confesses amidst R Kelly’s child molestation charges

R. Kelly’s brother Carey has confessed on how he and Kelly were molested by their sister. This comes at a time when Kelly is fighting to clear his name.

The RnB artiste has lately been on the spot after a documentary dubbed Surviving R .Kelly was aired on Lifetime, in which women have narrated their tales.

Speaking during an interview with Savoy Show, Carey was left emotional as he narrated the many years he and R Kelly were abused.

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R.Kelly

Carey said:

“I was molested by a family member and that shook my world, I knew it wasn’t right even though I was six at the time. I was afraid to tell my mom. Robert, being my big brother, I brought that to him and told him what happened to me.

And when I told him he didn’t really respond to it like I thought he should. He said, ‘Naw, that didn’t happen to you.’ I said, ‘Yes it did.’ He said, ‘No it didn’t.’ I left it at that.”

R.Kelly's brother Carey
R.Kelly’s brother Carey

In a past interview with GQ magazine, R Kelly had also opened about being abused and the implication it had on him.

Kelly claimed he’d been sexually abused by a relative from the age of seven or eight until he was 14 or 15.

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The 51-year-old musician said:

“It teaches you to definitely be sexual earlier than you should have, than you’re supposed to. You know, no different than putting a loaded gun in a kid’s hand – he gonna grow up being a shooter, probably. I think it affects you tremendously when that happens at an early age. To be more hornier. Your hormones are up more than they would normally be. Mine was.”

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According to a post by Savoy Show their older sister who was 16, molested and raped both of them for a span of about 6 years.

The first time it happened, the brother was 6 and the older sister was 16. He says their sister was In charge of watching them while there mother had to work. And her sister began to punish them for bizarre reasons.

The punishment would be for them to stay in the house with her and not be able to play outside. The brother says she would always only punish 1 of them (Meaning The brothers were never all in the house at the same time).

He feels she obviously did that strategically. He says he hasn’t spoken with his sister since their mother died a few years back. And he never told his mom about this because she didn’t want him to look at him as if he did something wrong. – #regrann”

Source: msn entertainment

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International celebrities whose careers almost crumbled after being tainted with accusations of rape and abuse

The topic of sexual abuse is a sensitive one and it has seen international artistes fall in the blink of an eye.

Most of these celebrities have built their brands and careers with many enduring sleepless nights, but one wrong move threatened to bring it all down.

Here are some artistes who’s careers have been tainted with accusations of s3xual abuse.

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  1. Morgan Freeman

Morgan faces multiple cases of sexual harassment or inappropriate s3xual comments on movie sets, during promotional activities and at his Los Angeles production company Revelations Entertainment.

He has come out strongly to defend himself against the accusations, stating that

“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”

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Celebrated actor Morgan Freeman
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2. R.Kelly

The Grammy-winning artist was accused by multiple women over several years of having s3xual relationships with minors, sometimes videotaping it, and thus creating child pornography, the singer was found not guilty.

3. Bill Cosby

Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault against former Temple University basketball staffer Andrea Constand, who alleges that the comedian drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home outside Philadelphia.

Different women have also come out to narrate how he raped them, with many of the women accusing him of drugging them before carrying out his act.

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4. Michael Jackson

At some point in his career Michael Jackson faced accusations of child molestation. He was later cleared of the charges after no conclusive evidence was found against him.

Jackson had been charged with nine cases of child molestation.

5. Nelly

The artiste had been accused by a woman who called 911 to report the assault, according to her narration the ‘rape ‘ occurred on Nelly’s tour bus. Police said Nelly, 42, had performed at the White River Amphitheater in King County just hours before the phone call was made.

Although he was arrested and booked in Des Moines, Washington pending a rape investigation, it was mere hours before Nelly was released from jail. He responded to the situation via Twitter, stating,

“I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation … I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”

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Maina’s Easy Sunday

This Sunday Classic 105’s Maina Kageni takes us down the road with award-winning musician and record producer R Kelly.

Born on the South Side of Chicago to a single mother, Kelly dropped out of high school to earn a living singing on street corners for money.

He got his first real musical break in 1990, when he formed the R&B group Public Announcement. The group released just one album together, 1990’s Born Into the 90s, before Kelly departed to start his solo career.

He was successful almost instantly: in 1993, he released the album 12 Play, which spawned the chart-topping singles “Bump ‘n’ Grind” and “I Like the Crotch on You” and established early his reputation for slow-moving sex jams loaded with innuendo.

Kelly’s next chart success was not his own. In 1994, he was introduced to a young R&B singer named Aaliyah by her uncle, and went on to write and produce her debut, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number. The album was a success, selling over two million copies and spawning a wealth of hit singles.

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The above interview was conducted on HOT 97

Kelly returned his attention to his music the following year, releasing a self-titled album that went on to sell four million copies on the strength of the hits “You Remind Me of Something” and “Down Low.” The album found Kelly continuing in his chosen milieu of simmering R&B ballads — a form he perfected the following year with the release of his biggest single to that point, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Unlike many of Kelly’s previous singles, the song transcended genre boundaries, becoming just as ubiquitous on pop radio as it was on R&B, eventually climbing to the Number Two slot on the Billboard Top 200. The song also marked a thematic change for Kelly, one that found him moving away from pillow talk and into more inspirational subject matter.

Kelly’s massive success was beginning to earn him the respect of more popular artists; in 1995, he wrote and produced “You Are Not Alone” for Michael Jackson and his 1998 double-album, R., found him singing alongside none other than adult-contemporary queen Celine Dion on the song “I Am Your Angel.” Like his idol Marvin Gaye before him, Kelly was proving an asset not only as a vocalist, but as a songwriter and producer for other artists, and as his stature grew, so did his opportunities for collaboration. R. was another huge hit, selling 8 million copies, and his collaboration with Dion would surpass even “I Believe I Can Fly,” netting him a number one single.

The following year, he released TP-2.com, an album that was more modest in scope than its predecessor but no less accomplished in its songwriting.

It was’t until 2003 that he pulled fully out of his downward spiral with the release of Chocolate Factory, arguably his masterpiece. The album found Kelly moving past the simple stylings of contemporary R&B to incorporate Chicago’s step music as well as elements of 1970s soul. Bolstered by the phenomenal success of “Igniition (Remix),” the album did more to re-establish Kelly in the public’s good graces than any amount of official statements from the artist or his management. Kelly followed that album with another artistic triumph, the double-album Happy People/U Saved Me. It is here that Kelly fully indulges his love of classic soul and gospel, delivering tracks reminiscent of late-period Marvin Gaye, going light on the raunch in favor of simple songs of praise and celebration.

In 2004, he embarked on a tour with Jay-Z in support of a sequel to their Best of Both Worlds album, but the collaboration came to an abrupt end

In 2005, Kelly accomplished his most outlandish — and, by most accounts, spectacular — feat to date, the multi-part “Trapped in the Closet” series. The saga sprung from humble beginnings: a simple three-part soapy song-drama on Kelly’s TP.3 Reloaded album. The song was so giddily outlandish, however, that Kelly soon started adding more chapters, each one more ridiculous than the last.

After an early internet leak of his intended 12 Play: Fourth Quarter, Kelly went back to the studio and soon released an entirely different, untitled album in 2009, which dropped many of the leaked tracks and replaced them with new compositions.

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R. Kelly has 3 Grammy Awards to his name for his hit song “I Believe I can Fly”

He has more top 40 hits than any other male solo artist of the 90s.

His hit album “I’m Your Angel” sold more than 7 million copies.

He was once married to the late musician Aaliyah.

 

R. Kelly forced out of Ohio Music Festival Following Protests

R. Kelly has decided not to perform at Columbus, Ohio’s Fashion Meets Music Festival, following scrutiny from local press, a radio station that withdrew its sponsorship and a band that backed out of its slot over the R&B singer’s past legal strife and accusations of possessing child pornography.

Kelly was supposed to perform at the festival on August 29th, but now both Kelly and the festival have released a joint statement to Columbus Alive about his departure.

“Fashion Meets Music Festival and headlining artist R. Kelly have come to the mutual decision to cancel Kelly’s upcoming performance at the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival,” the statement said.

The singer’s rep added, “R. Kelly is sorry to disappoint his fans, but looks forward to seeing them in the near future during one of his upcoming tours.”

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