R. Kelly’s abducted daughter, Buku Abi (named Joann Kelly), has talked about her father in an Instagram story published on Thursday, E! News reports . Her emotional statement followed the uplift of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary in last week, where several of the singer’s alleged victims of sexual assault and others who suffered, including Abi’s mother and Kelly’s ex- Mrs Andrea Kelly, detailed their claims.
In the statement, Buku Abi directed the victims to R. Kelly’s alleged addiction and explained that it took “three days just to find the right word”.
“To the people who feel I should speak up / against everything that is happening right now. I just want everyone to understand that the devastation is an understatement for everything I know at the moment,” she wrote. “I apologize for my silence over everything that happens to be careless. It is my last intention. I pray for all families and women who have been affected by my father’s actions. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this.” 1
9659002] She went on to state that none of her related family members kept any contact with the singer. “Unfortunately, for my own personal reasoning and for my entire family has endured for him, his life decisions and his surname, it has been years since my siblings and I have seen and or have spoken to him,” she added. “As for my mother, she for the same reasoning and more, has not seen or spoken to my father this year. My mother, siblings and I would never condemn, support or be part of anything negative he has done or continues to do in “19659005]” The same monster you all confront me with is my father. I am well aware of who and what he is, “she continued. “I grew up in that house. My choice not to talk about him and what he does is for my security. My emotional state. And for MY healing. I have to do and move in a way that is best for me.”  She concluded by expressing gratitude to those who sent her and her family support. “You burn us all. Family, friends, fans, etc … I love you in pieces,” she wrote. “Your love is appreciated and will always be reciprocated.”