R. Kelly returned to social media to wish his daughter a happy birthday.
The disgraced singer is plagued with a child support case and mounting sexual abuse allegations, but took the time out to upload a video of himself singing happy birthday to his daughter Joann.
“Happy birthday baby, daddy love you,” Kelly said in the video. “No matter what I love you so much. MWAH.”
Family for life 🎹🎤🙏🏽 🎂 pic.twitter.com/ZEeBslMtHW
— R. Kelly (@rkelly) March 20, 2019
Following the premiere of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary, his daughter Joann, who now goes by Buku Abi, posted a lengthy statement on Instagram.
“I pray for all the families & women who have been affected by my father’s actions,” the note said. “Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this.”
She also said she has been estranged from her father for a while. “The same monster you all confronting me about is my father,” Abi wrote. “I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house.”
Buku is one of three children Kelly has with his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly. His daughter also appeared on the docuseries and shared her allegations of having been abused by him. R. Kelly was recently jailed for failure to pay $161,000 in child support to his ex-wife.