R. Kelly Wishes Estranged Daughter Who Called Him a Monster a 'Happy Birthday'

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R. Kelly took to social media to sing “Happy Birthday” to his estranged daughter, who called him a "monster" in the wake of numerous sexual assault allegations. 

The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer, whose real name is Robert, posted on Instagram for the first time in months to sing “Happy Birthday” to his daughter, Joann, who's turning 21.

“Happy Birthday baby. Daddy loves you. I love you, no matter what, I love you so much," he said before blowing her a kiss. 

Kelly captioned the post “Family for life,” with various emojis featuring a piano, microphone, praying hands and a birthday cake. 

Joann, who goes by Buku Abi, called him “a monster” in a January Instagram post after Lifetime’s docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” first aired. 

"The same monster you all confronting me about is my father. I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house,” she wrote at the time. 

She has not commented on the birthday message. But Kelly is getting slammed online for posting the message, which some called shameless.

Since “Surviving R. Kelly” was released, Kelly's been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He’s denies all the allegations against him.


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