R. Kelly's daughter calls him a 'monster' following release of Surviving R Kelly doc
R Kelly's daughter has called her father a "monster" following the release of the Surviving R Kelly documentary.
Buku Abi said that she is "devastated" by the accusations made by multiple women against R Kelly over a 20 year period.
The 20-year-old, whose real name is Joann Kelly, said that it has been incredibly difficult for her to process what has been happening, but that she will "pray for all the families" who have been affected.
She issued a lengthy statement on Instagram last night, stating:
"To the people that feel I should be speaking up against everything that is going on right now. I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement for all that I feel currently."
"I pray for all the families & woman [sic] who have been affected. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this. However, it has been very difficult to process it all. Let alone gather all the right words to express everything I feel."
Buku, who has "no relationship" with R Kelly, went on to say that it took her three days to write her statement due to the intensity of the allegations against her father.
"The same monster you are all confronting me about is my father," she said. "I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house."
This comes after John Legend, Chance the Rapper, and many surviving women spoke candidly about R Kelly's alleged abuse on Lifetime documentary, Surviving R Kelly.
Since its initial airing in the States, the series has received acclaim for its focus on the otherwise buried voices of survivors.
The US's National Sexual Assault Hotline experienced a 27 percent increase in calls during the docu-series's broadcast. It is Lifetime's highest rated programme in over two years.