Now, that the 6-part “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series has aired and folks are still digesting it – R. Kelly‘s ex-wife, Drea Kelly, took to social media to speak out in response to those who still have questions about her marriage to the R&B singer and the abuse she suffered.
A two-year-old Facebook Live video of Drea jamming to “Happy People” then telling people they only focus on the bad about R. Kelly has a lot of people confused AF.
Drea told folks who want to “expose” the woman she was to “stop” because she is no longer afraid.
Thank God for his grace, guidance,love AND deliverance. I celebrate the women I am TODAY! Though some want “expose” the pain filled, scared, abused women I was…..STOP!
I AM No longer afraid. No longer willing to silence my PAIN AND SUGARCOAT THE ABUSE I ENDURED because of how my abuser and his LEGAL TEAM were THREATENING to come against me if I “didn’t choose wisely.” NO MORE! Don’t speak about MY GROWTH OR JOURNEY especially if you have NEVER BEEN ABUSED. And for the ones that have endured my pain and have been in the place I WAS IN YEARS AGO….as in IN MY PAST?YOU’RE NOT ALONG.
From covering bruises and saying you “bumped into the counter” to telling his co-workers he a wonderful provider and a “good man” to avoid a beating for saying the opposite….I was you! I want you to know you don’t have to cover for your abuser ANY MORE!!! It took a lot of therapy and even more tears to know what I know TODAY!!!! Oh did I say TODAY!!!!
PS….WHAT I DID or SAID SHOULD NEVER BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHY I DID IT OR SAID IT. Do your research on #domesticviolence and the #cycles #signsand #effects before you deem yourself JUDGE AND JURY!!! OH I HAVE SOOOO MUCH MORE TO SAY AND I WILL VERY SOON!!!! #survivor IAMDREAKELLY……
See her original post below.
See the video in question below.
I’m going to exit quietly and let you all talk amongst yourselves.