(AllHipHop News) R. Kelly's estranged daughter is "devastated" for the women who have come forward against her "monster" father in documentary "Surviving R. Kelly."
The singer's 21-year-old daughter Buku Abi, real name Joann Kelly, is one of three children from his marriage to ex-wife Andrea.
She issued a lengthy statement on her Instagram Stories last night to address the sexual abuse allegations that have been leveled against her father in the Lifetime docuseries.
"I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement for all that I feel currently," she wrote. "I do apologize if my silence to all that is happening comes off as careless. That is my last intention. I pray for all the families & woman who have been affected by my father's actions. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this."
She explained that neither she, her two siblings or her mother have seen or spoken to R. Kelly in years because of his "life decisions" and "for all my family has endured," but added that, "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."
"Going through all I have gone through in my life, I would never want anyone to feel the pain I have felt," she continued. "The same monster you all confronting me about is my father. I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house. My choice to not speak on him and what he does is for my peace of mind."
She concluded by saying "I do care and I love you all" and thanked them for all the love and the support they had received.
Buku's mother Andrea appeared in the documentary and alleged that she was abused by the singer during their marriage between 1996 and 2009.
After the show aired, she spoke out to offer support to abuse survivors.