Allegations have floated around for years about the secret personal life of rapper R. Kelly. The perception that his dating life was not operating within legal limits has not gone away, despite adamant televise denials. Is there any truth to these rumors?
Trapped In The Closet
At the moment, R. Kelly faces the most serious challenge to his reputation and freedom yet, with a court case pending that alleges 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, obstruction of justice, child pornography, forced labor, and kidnapping. Yikes, that’s serious business!
In 2017, BuzzFeed brought us a story about two women who were allegedly restricted from talking with their loved ones while in R. Kelly’s home for an extended period of time. They were not allowed to choose what they ate or wore, and the rapper recorded sex acts with them.
While initial attempts by the parents were unsuccessful, the rapper was eventually charged. Is this all a big misunderstanding? And who is R. Kelly, the man behind the celebrity persona?
Start The Ignition!
We’ve tracked down his family history and a timeline of events starting in the 1990s to investigate the merits of these claims.