Drea Kelly is speaking out after video of her singing along to a R. Kelly song surfaced. Drea has accused the star of verbal & physical abuse.
Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary has placed several of the singer’s alleged victims front and center, including ex-wife Drea Kelly.
The dancer spoke of the verbal and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of the Chicago crooner, including accusations of leaving her hogtied for hours on end. Soon after the series aired, however, fans of R. Kelly accused his ex-wife of jumping on the “hate R.Kelly” train, passing along video of the mother singing happily to chart-topping hit, “Happy People.”
Drea told folks who want to “expose” the woman she was to “stop” because she is no longer afraid.
Thank God for his grace, guidance,love AND deliverance. I celebrate the women I am TODAY! Though some want “expose” the pain filled, scared, abused women I was…..STOP!
I AM No longer afraid. No longer willing to silence my PAIN AND SUGARCOAT THE ABUSE I ENDURED because of how my abuser and his LEGAL TEAM were THREATENING to come against me if I “didn’t choose wisely.” NO MORE! Don’t speak about MY GROWTH OR JOURNEY especially if you have NEVER BEEN ABUSED. And for the ones that have endured my pain and have been in the place I WAS IN YEARS AGO….as in IN MY PAST😳YOU’RE NOT ALONG.
From covering bruises and saying you “bumped into the counter” to telling his co-workers he a wonderful provider and a “good man” to avoid a beating for saying the opposite….I was you! I want you to know you don’t have to cover for your abuser ANY MORE!!! It took a lot of therapy and even more tears to know what I know TODAY!!!! Oh did I say TODAY!!!!
PS….WHAT I DID or SAID SHOULD NEVER BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHY I DID IT OR SAID IT. Do your research on #domesticviolence and the #cycles #signs and #effects before you deem yourself JUDGE AND JURY!!! OH I HAVE SOOOO MUCH MORE TO SAY AND I WILL VERY SOON!!!! #survivor IAMDREAKELLY……