Joann Kelly, named Buku Abi, wrote a long statement about her Instagram stories on Thursday, which began "Buku here. I just want to say a few things …"
"Before I start I just want to It is known that I speak from the heart, nothing I say or do not say is to hurt any party reading this or being affected by it, "reading read. "For those people who feel I should speak up / against everything that is happening right now.
R. Kelly has come under fire in the wake of the latest life-time documents "Surviving R. Kelly" which violate assertions of assault, predatory behavior and pedophilia against the singer.
Kelly has consistently denied claims and has never been convicted of crimes attached to them.
Abi is one of three children born to Kelly and his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, who also appeared in the series of documents and shared her claims of being abused by him.
Abi prayed "for my silence over all that happens to be sloppy." "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."
She said she's been struggling to process everything and find the right word to say.
According to Abi, she has been transformed from her father for a while.
"Whoever knows me personally or has followed me over the years knows that I have no relationship with my father," Abi said in his statement. "I also don't speak for him or for his account.
She went on to discuss how "Reminders of how terrible my father is and how to speak to him, rude comments about my family, production of me, my siblings and our mother's part" etc. Does not help my family ( Me, my sister, my brother and my mother) in our healing process. "
" The same monster you all confront me with is my father, "wrote Abi." I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house. "
She finished her statement by thanking her family's supporters for helping them through what she said has been a difficult time.
" Family, friends, supporters, fans, etc .. "I love you, in pieces," wrote Abi. "Your love is appreciated and will always be."