The last time Robert Kelly shared anything on Instagram was January 1. However, today he came back to wish his little girl a happy 21st birthday. Kelly’s relationship with his daughter Joann Kelly has been quite a strained one. However, Robert Kelly took to Instagram to publically serenade her. “Happy Birthday baby. Daddy loves you. I love you, no matter what, I love you so much,” Kelly said in the clip before blowing a kiss to his daughter.
Joann goes by the name Buku Abi. She is also the daughter of Drea Kelly, the vocalist’s ex wife. She recently expressed that she hasn’t seen her dad in years, nor does she have an association with him. Back in January, she took to social media to end her quiet about the rape allegations against Kelly by expressing, “Before I start I just want it to be known that I am speaking from the heart, nothing I say or do not say is to hurt ANY party reading this or affected by this. To the people that feel I should be speaking up/against everything that is going on right now. I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement for all that I feel currently,” she wrote.
“That is my last intention. I pray for all the families & women who have been affected by my father’s actions,” she continued. “Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this…My mother, siblings and I would never condone, support or be a part of ANYTHING negative he has done and or continues to do in his life.”
Kelly is allegedly at the focal point of two investigations: one where he’s been accused of 10 counts of sexual assault, and another that is a government investigation concerning sex trafficking.