R. Kelly sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to daughter who called him a monster

R. Kelly sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to daughter who called him a monster

March 20, 2019

R. Kelly broke his social media silence Wednesday by singing “Happy Birthday” to his oldest daughter, Joann, who recently called him a “monster” on Instagram.

“Happy birthday, baby. Daddy loves you. I love you, no matter what, I love you so much,” the embattled R&B star said in the video, which he posted on Twitter and Instagram on her 21st birthday.

The 28-second clip ended with the Grammy-winning singer blowing a kiss at the camera.

“Family for life,” he captioned his post, his first since New Year’s Day.

His birthday ditty was met with a mixture of praise and contempt on Twitter.

“Only God can Judge you! Take it easy you got me thru a lot with your music in my younger days thanks. Happy Birthday to your daughter too,” one user said.

Another wrote that “we know you’re an awful person why can’t you just own up to it r. kelly.”

Joann, who goes by the name Buku Abi, slammed her father in January, calling him a “monster” and saying that “it has been years since my siblings and I have seen or have spoken to him.”

“My mother, siblings and I would never condone, support or be apart of anything negative he has done or continues to do in his life,” she wrote. “Going through all I have gone through in my life, I would never want anyone to feel the pain I have felt.”

The 52-year-old, who is out on bond on sexual abuse charges, has two other children — Jay, 19, and Robert, 17 — with his ex-wife, Andrea Lee.

A week ago, a Chicago judge refused to lower Kelly’s child support payments to his ex-wife after the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer complained he is out of work and could not afford the $21,000 a month.

He paid more than $160,000 in back child support after being released from jail, according to ABC News.

Kelly is out of work after he was dropped by Sony Music in January following the debut of the blistering “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries, in which several women accused him of sexual assault.

He also faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

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