A Cautionary Tale
Wendy Williams got very emotional while talking about R. Kelly. During the a recent episode of The Wendy Williams Show, Wendy broke down in tears as she recapped the singer’s inability to read, write or do simple math.
“I can’t understand not knowing how to read, write or add. And, I can’t understand parents who unleash their kids…” the show host said before tearing up.
R. Kelly — who revealed that he had issues reading years back — admitted that he is not only illiterate but also can not do simple math, according to Wendy. The 53-year-old confessed that she was shocked that the singer (née Robert Sylvester Kelly) confided in her before breaking down into tears.
Robert Sylvester Kelly
“The idea that people are surrounding you and still wouldn’t put you in school and get you as smart and your music as smart… I can’t understand it,” Wendy said. She opted to keep Kelly’s methods of “maneuvering through the world” to herself though.
Wendy’s comments came about after the host revealed that 69% of her audience voted in favor of her having a “sit down” with Kelly. Assumably, the chat, which may or may not happen, would revolve around the unflattering news surround the singer’s name.
Reports that Kelly ran an abusive s*x cult are still flowing, with alleged victims becoming more and more forthcoming. Just this morning (May 8), two women claiming to have suffered at the hands of the “Ignition” singer’s were on Megyn Kelly Today.
“We were required to call him Daddy,“ McGee said. “You would address him as Daddy. If you didn’t, you would get in trouble. Or slapped.”
“You would have to send a text message to one of his runners, just asking if you could go to the restroom, and they would relay the information to him,” Jones added. “You weren’t free to walk throughout the house.”
Reports claiming that Kelly was holding women against their will in his home sparked about a year ago. In front of the initial allegations, Jones came forward with a heart-breaking tale of being roped in by Kelly and escaping from him.
While everyone knows the “When a Women Loves” singer has a documented preference for younger women, Kitti Jones was fully grown when she met R. Kelly. With a divorce under her belt alongside a career and a child in her care, Kitti was definitely of age when Kelly came along.
Kelly and Jones, who was a DJ for the Dallas hip-hop and R&B station 97.9 The Beat, met in 2011 at an afterparty at which Jones was working. She was upset that she missed one of his concerts for the first time in years, but excited that she would finally get to met her favorite artist. Jones patiently waited for Kelly to arrive at the party, and when he did, the DJ made her way to his section.
“I said, ‘Oh I’m so upset, because this is one of the first concerts I’ve ever missed,’” Jones said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “And he was like, ‘Well you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.’”
While Jones remembers seeing some red flags, she says she still fell for the singer. By September of 2011, she quit her job and moved in with R. Kelly.
Less than a month after the move, when she was physically abused for the first time, Jones knew that she had made a mistake. “His voice scared me, seeing that he called scared me, hearing a door open and close scared me,” she remembered.
Tired of being abused and scared, Jones knew she had to escape R. Kelly’s grasp. “I just said, ‘I’m gonna kill myself and it’s gonna be his fault,’” she told Rolling Stone. “‘I can either kill myself or kill him. What use am I when I walk out of here?’”