Michael Jackson hit 'You Are Not Alone' was written by R Kelly and hides a highly "sinister" message
Lizette Martinez in 'Surviving R Kelly' claims the 1995 Michael Jackson hit was actually written by R Kelly after he allegedly impregnated her when she was in senior high school.
Michael Jackson's 1995 release 'You Are Not Alone' became famous for the sensual music video featuring him and his former wife Lisa Marie Presley in various stages of undress. The song from Jackson's ninth studio album 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I' was however not written by the King of Pop but was a creation of disgraced R&B singer R Kelly, who later recorded the track himself.
However, speculation is rife that the song was actually written by R Kelly for a schoolgirl who he allegedly got pregnant and that it has a much more sinister background, Mirror reports.
The rapper allegedly wrote the song after his then-girlfriend Lizette Martinez of Florida, miscarried their baby while studying in senior high school.
According to 41-year-old Lizette, she was 17 years old when she first met Kelly in a shopping mall. She claims he took her out to dinner, got her drunk, and subsequently took her virginity.
Lizette is heard in the explosive documentary series, 'Surviving R Kelly', saying, “It was my first sexual experience, and I didn’t think it would be that way. Sex with him felt not natural."
According to her, the relationship they shared soon turned sour and abusive. R Kelly, whose real name is Robert, allegedly treated her like a sex object and forced her to call him daddy. Furthermore, she claimed he wouldn't even let her use the facilities without his permission.
“I wouldn’t hear from him for days, and he would come back and it was just sex and abuse,” she said. “I said hello to someone I shouldn’t have, or looked at someone I shouldn’t be looking at, and he took me outside and smacked me and said ‘you’re supposed to look at me. I just cried and said ‘okay,’ and then I did that going forward because I didn’t want to anger him or get hit. It felt like he owned me."
Upon learning that Lizette was pregnant and had miscarried the baby, Kelly wrote to her and said "he had something really special that he had been working on," called 'You Are Not Alone'. He was married to Andrea Kelly for part of their relationship, the woman claimed.
“When he wrote it, he was thinking of me. So when he played it, he called the song, ‘You Are Not Alone,'" she said.
Lizette then maintained an on-and-off relationship with Kelly, until she contracted mononucleosis from the rapper which evolved into Guillain-Barré syndrome. “My body was completely paralyzed and I almost didn’t make it,” she said, recalling how she was rushed to the ER.
In a bid to help with Lizette's medical expenses, Kelly apparently wrote a cheque for $1,000 but did not come to visit. The embattled teenager then realized that it was time to end it.
“All these things I didn’t want to be, I became. He stole my life from me,” she said. “I decided to walk away. I didn’t want to be a victim anymore.”
That said, R Kelly has denied all allegations of sexual abuse.