Veteran American female rapper, Yo-Yo has recounted how embattled singer, R Kelly tried to contact her daughter when they both visited his studio in Los Angeles.
The rapper spoke to TMZ who asked her about the controversy currently hounding R. Kelly while she walked into the Trumpet Awards at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta on Saturday night (January 19).
Yo-Yo, 47, revealed she visited Kelly at a Los Angeles studio to listen to his new album and daughter who came along later confessed that one of Kelly’s crew members slipped Kelly’s number into her phone.
“I actually went to listen to his music and my daughter came with me,” she says in the clip. “The sad part was when we got home, my daughter said, ‘Mom, someone passed me R. Kelly’s number. I said, ‘What!?’ She’s like, ‘Mom, please don’t say nothing. This is why I didn’t tell you.’
“I didn’t say anything, but you know, it really let me know there is a real problem. It really let me know that there really is a problem because with all of that that was going on for that to still happen — and it happened to me. I was thinking I’m your friend. I come here with my daughter who’s over 21, but you don’t know my daughter’s age, and behind my back? You will slide my daughter your number? That’s just weird to me, like a weirdo. Who would do that?”
Yo-Yo also said she didn’t realize how deep the issue was and didn’t initially have an opinion. But after the incident involving her own daughter, she sympathizes with Kelly’s alleged victims.
R Kelly has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women over the years but the recent Lifetime Documentary ‘Surviving R Kelly’ seemed to have given more insight and information about the singer’s alleged sexual predatory behaviour. He, however, continues to deny the accusations and has even threated to sue Lifetime for airing the docu-series.