R. Kelly is a free man after receiving help from Valencia Love, a resident of neighboring Chicago suburb, Romeoville. Largely unknown to the general public, Ms. Love was detailed as a “friend” in documents that were released after the singer posted bail.

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Once it was revealed a woman helped free R. Kelly, Twitter began to track her down and found out she was 47-years-old and an owner of a couple of businesses in the Chicago area, one a day care center, the other a restaurant. Both businesses were located on the Southside of the city.

Online Yelp pages for the business were flooded with negative comments, which she responded to a couple that were more supportive.


Love was contacted by reporter Tia Ewing of the local FOX affiliate. The two spoke for 14 minutes on her background, the want to help R. Kelly and more.

In the discussion, Love states she believes that R. Kelly is innocent due to their friendship and him standing by his word. She also states the singer has only been a “gentleman” in their interactions and the money that she bailed R. Kelly out with did not come from her pocket.

“I wasn’t there, you wasn’t there. Give him the chance and allow him to prove his innocence,” Love told Ewing.

Highlighting other issues in Chicago, Love would also question why no one is looking for a missing postal worker in Chicago, along with pointing the finger at Priests.

“The prosecutors and attorney general need to be prosecuting the priest that were sleeping with 5- and 6-year-old children.”

You can read her full statements below, as well as some of the comments that have been left about her business.

R. Kelly is due in court on March 8 for back child support and again on March 22 for his sexual abuse charges.