R. Kelly is the subject of a new BBC3 documentary, R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes, which features an interview with his former girlfriend who shines a light on the singer’s controversial personal life.
In the documentary, Kelly’s ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones elaborated on allegations she made in the summer of 2017 alleging Kelly controlled an “inner circle” of women, of which, she was once allegedly a victim of.
“How do you defend yourself against someone who’s been honing their skills as a predator for 25 years, who’s also a multimillionaire, and one of the most famous and successful artists in the music industry?” Lovell Jones, reportedly Kelly’s former backup singer, asked, according to BBC.
Jones previously mentioned Kelly’s alleged “training,” telling Rolling Stone in October, “He was like a drill sergeant even when he was pleasuring me” and claimed he made comments like “I gotta train you.” “He was telling me how to bend my back or move my leg here,” she described to the magazine at the time. “I’m like, ‘Why is he directing it like this?’ It was very uncomfortable.”
Despite a large number of allegations against Kelly over the past 20 years, he has never been convicted of any related crime. He remains under contract to RCA Records, although he hasn’t released a new album in two years.