'Just sick': Jailbird dad slammed for letting R Kelly sing to his daughter from prison over phone
Despite being imprisoned for a series of crimes, including racketeering and sex trafficking, singer R Kelly recently chatted with an ecstatic fan on the phone. The footage of the conversation has now gone viral, leaving many people puzzled as to how and why the convicted sex offender received the device in the first place, despite claims that it was the prison's phone. The video has already received over 800,000 views and over two million plays on TikTok.
A TikTok user apparently shared a video of her purportedly chatting directly to R Kelly on Sunday, March 20, according to the New York Post. The video, titled "when your dad goes to the same prison as R Kelly" and quickly went viral, shows the individual on speakerphone with the singer. The TikTok user @Jizzlezoldykk, from New York City, asked R Kelly, “I wanted to ask you something, can you sing a song for me?” He replied, "Which one?" before the fan chooses 'Love Letter' and begins singing it herself. Soon after, R Kelly, 55, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, began singing the song as well, driving the girl to go crazy with excitement. "Thank you, thank you!" she exclaims while laughing as the call comes to a close.
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Social media was quick to react to the viral TikTok video. One user wrote, “now why would he allow his daughter to talk to him." “U gotta be a sick father to let R Kelly sing to ya daughter," another person added. Yet another person joked, “you can hear it in Robert’s voice that he does this at least 20 times a week.”
Meanwhile, R Kelly is locked in a federal prison in Brooklyn, awaiting his sentencing after being convicted guilty of nine crimes in September 2021. Racketeering, sexual exploitation of a minor, kidnapping, bribery, sex trafficking, and a violation of the Mann Act are among the allegations that are likely to put the singer in jail for the rest of his life. The date of his sentence has been set for May. The singer and his team are currently working on appealing the conviction. Gloria Allred, the singer's longtime attorney, said in a statement at the time of his conviction, "I have been practicing law for 47 years. During this time, I have pursued many sexual predators who have committed crimes against women and children. Of all of the predators that I have pursued, however, R. Kelly is the worst for many reasons. He used the power of his celebrity to recruit vulnerable underage girls for the purpose of sexually abusing them."
"I've been practicing law for 47 years. During this time, I've pursued many sexual predators who have committed crimes against women and children. Of all the predators that I have pursued, Mr. Kelly is the worst." -Victims' attorney following R. Kelly guilty verdict pic.twitter.com/Q4YXofWjpW— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 27, 2021