R. Kelly accused by brother of sexually abusing 14-year-old cousin
Carey Kelly, R. Kelly's brother reveals how Kelly has "a control problem" admitting that the brothers were molested themselves in their childood.
R. Kelly's problems are far from over. The rapper, who has been previously accused of sexually abusing several young women and grooming them as 'sex puppets', is now facing yet another damaging allegation, this time from his own kin.
In a recent interview with unWinewithTashaK, Carey Kelly, R. Kelly's brother, accused the singer of sexually abusing their underage female cousin, who was just 14 at the time.
“Robert has a control problem," Carey said of his brother. "And the only reason why he targets little girls, now that I’m older, I understand. He was molested. I was molested [too], but I didn’t turn out that way,” he added, explaining that the brothers were molested by one of their family members.
“I became a protector of children. I didn’t want kids to go through what I went through…especially my daughters,” Carey said in the candid interview.
According to Carey, the family caught on when the two would spend a lot of alone time together. In the lengthy interview (which you can watch below), Carey explains that he understands how people found it hard to believe the allegations. "A lot of people didn’t believe it because of who he is and that’s how he’s been able to sustain in this business as an artist and as human being [without] not being locked away,” he said. “It’s almost hard to believe that this icon, this superstar, would do things of that nature.”
When asked about the allegations that R. Kelly impregnated the said cousin, Carey couldn’t confirm or deny it. “I can’t say…there hasn’t been any DNA for anything done.” Carey goes onto say in the interview that she “actually didn’t get pregnant till she was seventeen… seventeen, I want to say seventeen. Probably seventeen.” When asked if R. Kelly “was still messing with her at the time,” Carey responded that he didn’t know. “What I do know is, when it took place, [there] was a lot of turmoil between the family and different things like that.”
Carey Kelly recently dropped a diss track aimed at his brother in which he labeled R. Kelly as a "disease spreading hoe". "You gave them females some crazy disease / want you to know Momma not pleased / tell me how them n***as that tight and you ain’t gotta wife," he rapped on the track.
R. Kelly has been at the center of numerous scandals over the years. He was indicted on numerous counts of child pornography in 2002 after a video allegedly showed him engaging in sex with an underage girl. In June 2008, a jury found him not guilty. Since 2017, R. Kelly has been accused of running a “sex cult.” He responded to these allegations in July 2018 with a sprawling 19-minute misleadingly titled track titled 'I Admit'.