Gifted R&B singer, R. Kelly has told a story about the sinful experiences he had in the early stages of his life which might have shaped who he has become. Accused of rape several times in the past though acquitted of all 14 charges in a child pornography trial in 2008, the pop star came out with a shocker in his recent interview when he said a female relative had abused him sexually at 8-year-old.
The entertainer’s disclosure raised quite a few eyebrows given that the Singer has faced multiple sexual charges involving underage women.
According to the star, the abuse started when he was only 8 and continued up until his teenage years. His ill-moral experience sprung up sexual urge in him at an age he wasn’t supposed to hunger for such.
Narrating how it all started, the pop star said the abuse began one day when he slept off watching the TV and was awoken from “a crazy dream about Three’s Company” to see a woman doing the absurd.
Speaking to Chris Heath in an interview with GQ Magazine, he said:
I tried to push her away, but she wouldn’t stop until she was finished. When she was, she said, “You better not say shit to no one or else you gonna get a terrible whupping.”
Adding to his numerous childhood wild experiences was masturbating a family friend who had paid him to help him out. This experience in his words had a negative impact on his childhood.
At first, I couldn’t judge it, 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. I, well, definitely forgive them. As I’m older, I look at it and I know that it had to be not just about me and them, but them and somebody older than them when they were younger. I looked at it as if there was a sort of like, I don’t know, a generational curse, so to speak, going down through the family.
Queried why he didn’t continue when he grew up, R.Kelly replied that he ‘chose to break it’ but added that misunderstandings occurred as his song lyrics were ‘taken far too literally’.
As I’m older, I’ve only learned to forgive it. Was it wrong? Absolutely. But it’s a family member that I love so I would definitely say no to that one. To be honest, even if my mom, I saw her kill somebody, I’m not gonna say, “Well, yeah, she definitely should go to jail.” It’s just something I wouldn’t do.
R.Kelly has joined the bandwagon of the many female and male celebrities who out of boldness confessed the sexual abuse they went through when they were younger.