R. Kelly is rationalizing his daughter’s strong condemnation of his behavior — he believes his ex-wife cooked up it, despite the fact he has been estranged from their child for several years.
Sources near R. Kelly say… the R&B singer isn’t mad with Joann Lee Kelly for breaking her silence and calling him a”monster,” because he believes his daughter was just parroting her mom, Drea Kelly’s views. We are told he believes Drea’s brainwashed all 3 of the children into hating him.
Although our sources say Kelly loves and misses his kids, he seems to be ignoring the reality — that he does not have any connection with them and has not for a while now.
Kelly did possess a musical collab in 2015 with Joann, who is a gifted singer — but we are told he thinks Drea drove a wedge between them then, since she had been furious Joann was at the studio with him.
We’re told Drea brought their children to an R. Kelly concert at Atlanta a few years ago, but since then he’s had little contact with themand he’s got no clue why things switched up.
Worth nothing, Drea told us earlier this month she is open to Kelly reaching out to the children since they are all adults now and free to make their own decisions.
Joann seems to have made her feelings extremely clear, but we’re told her dad would like to fix the relationship.