In a damning story published by Buzzfeed on Monday (July 17), there were heavily claims that R. Kelly is apparently running a sex-fueled “cult” consisting of several young women.
The jaw-dropping allegations made in the story were primarily made by the parents of the women who are allegedly being held against their will by Kelly.
One parent, who is simply referred to as “J.” in the story, recalled meeting Kelly with her daughter, an aspiring singer, backstage at a concert in Indio, California in 2015. Kelly flew J. and her teen daughter out to the concert after meeting the 19-year-old at a show in Atlanta.
From there, the two reportedly engaged in secret communications, with J.’s daughter eventually moving into one of the homes Kelly rents out for his women.
According to three former associates of Kelly’s, Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee, “six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records.”
Kelly’s former assistant Cheryl Mack provided more insight on the women’s living conditions, and even went so far as to refer to Kelly as a “puppet master.”
“This is R. Kelly, I’m going to live a lavish lifestyle,” Mack said, according to Buzzfeed. “No. You have to ask for food. You have to ask to go use the bathroom … [Kelly] is a master at mind control … He is a puppet