R Kelly’s daughter Joann Kelly, a.k.a Buku Abi, took to her Instagram yesterday to thank fans for all the love and support she’s received since releasing that emotional statement about her father.

“Thank you to everyone who sent love and peace. I really do appreciate all the energy that has been reciprocated. I wish I could get back to everyone that sent such kindness. I’m gonna do my best,” she wrote in an Instagram post.


She added, “Just wanted everyone to know their love has been felt and I truly do appreciate those who shared their own personal stories with me, your energy is sacred to me, truly humbled to have spoken to those I did/ get a chance to speak w….I can’t express how much my family appreciate you all!!! I honestly wasn’t expecting so much love and positive feed back. You all are amazing. Thanks for rockin w/ ya girl. Now, lemme show you what Buku is about.”

In her statement, which she released on Thursday, Joann said that it has been years since she and her two siblings, Jay and Robert Kelly jr., have spoken to their father and that their mother, Andrea Kelly, has not seen or spoken to him in years either.

She wrote, “My mother, siblings and i would never condone, support or be apart of anything negative that he has done and or continue to do in his life. Going through all i have gone through in my life, i would never want anyone to feel the pain i have felt. Reminders of how terrible my father is, and how we should be speaking up against him, rude comments about my family, fabricating me, my siblings, and our mothers “part” etc. does not help my family(Me, my sister, my brother, and my mother) in our healing process. Nor does it allow a safe space for other victims who are scared to speak up.”

To read her statement in its entirety, CLICK HERE.

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