BuzzFeed published a bombshell report earlier this week that accused R. Kelly of holding women hostage in an "abusive cult." The article featured comments from several parents who were convinced their daughters had been brainwashed by Kelly, who has released a statement through his lawyer denying the accusations. One woman at the center of the scandal, Jocelyn Savage, did an interview with TMZ, and insisted she is "happy" with her arrangement with Kelly.
While Savage claims to be content, another woman has come forward to say the opposite. Jezebel published a piece Wednesday that featured insight from a source who has been intimate with Kelly and spent time in his inner circle. It was a doozy, but here are the creepiest things we learned from it:
R. Kelly doesn't ask how old his sex partners are until during or after sex
The source, in her mid-20s and given the pseudonym Kim, said she met R. Kelly a year ago at a concert where she was invited onstage, followed by an after-party. The next day, she and Kelly had sex on his tour bus. Kim said they were in the middle of intercourse before Kelly asked, "Baby girl, how old are you?"
The women aren't allowed to look at or communicate with anyone
"We have to keep our heads down," Kim said. "If we're back in his studio sitting on the couches and he has friends across the room at the bar, we can't look at each other or communicate with each other."
The women are discouraged from getting to know each other.
"We're not allowed to talk about anything," Kim said. "We can compliment shoes or nail polish or make small talk about the weather, but we can't talk about any personal details."
R. Kelly has three iPads (at least) filled with recordings of his sex life and his daily life
"He records everything," Kim said. "Absolutely everything. A lot of times he doesn't have sex with the girls, he just likes to watch them on each other and records them."
Kim specifically described a sexual encounter Kelly taped that involved her and a 19-year-old. According to Kim, Kelly was dissatisfied with the younger woman's performance, and took her into another room. When Kim walked in 20 minutes later, she found a bizarre scene.
"He had his iPad recording and she was naked except for a big chain and she was running laps from one end of the room to the other," Kim said. "She was running laps around the room and apologizing. She kept saying, 'I've been bad, I'm sorry Daddy,' shit like that."
R. Kelly allegedly said he "raised" one of the women
According to Kim, Kelly's favorite partner turned 18 around December. "She's apparently been with him since she was 14 or 15," Kim said. "He was telling me that he 'raised her.' Those were his words."
You can read the full Jezebel report right here.