R. Kelly just sent birthday wishes to his eldest daughter on her 21st birthday.
The embattled singer took to Twitter and dropped a “Happy Birthday” track to Joann Kelly, his daughter with ex-wife Drea Kelly. It’s the first time he’s tweeted anything since January 1.
Joann, whose also a singer, hasn’t been as vocal about the allegations surrounding her father. However, back in January she did appear on Good Morning Britain with her mother and confessed that her “heart is torn into two separate places,” adding, “It’s very painful to see that all of these people are now being affected and have been affected by somebody who I do care about and have a very strenuous relationship with.”
Later she added,
“My choice to not speak on him and what he does is for peace of mind. My emotional state.“ she also said it’s “difficult to process it all.”
Despite their rocky relationship and Kelly coughing up six-figures in back child support, Kelly is still reaching out to his daughter.