R. Kelly broke his social media silence of a couple of months by sharing a birthday message for his daughter Joann Lee Kelly, a.k.a. Buku Abi.
Kelly posted a clip of himself singing “Happy Birthday” to the 21-year-old, telling viewers: “Happy birthday, baby. Daddy love you. I love you. No matter what, I love you so much.”
He then blew his daughter a kiss and told the camera, “Bye. Happy birthday.”
The musician is due in court again on March 22 for a hearing related to the 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse he has been charged with in the wake of allegations made by three women.
The singer, who was the subject of the recent documentary “Surviving R. Kelly”, has pleaded not guilty on all charges.
Kelly’s Instagram post comes after his daughter branded him a “monster” on her Instagram Stories.
According to Sky News, she added in a statement: “To the people that feel I should be speaking up against everything that is going on right now. I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement for all that I feel currently.
“I pray for all the families & woman (sic) who have been affected… Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this. However, it has been very difficult to process it all. Let alone gather all the right words to express everything I feel.”