So how many more women need to come forth with the same story about R. Kelly and his crazy freaky ways before people realize he really has a problem?
Kitti Jones opens up to Rolling Stone in an extensive exposé about her two-year relationship with the Grammy Award winning singer. She recounts all of the alleged physical abuse, sexual coercion and emotional manipulation R. Kelly used to get her to do exactly what he wanted her to do.
Kitti left her job as an on-air DJ in Dallas to move in with Kelly in Chicago in November 2011. He told her he would double her pay is she moved in with him, so she did. In the beginning, she thought she was in a monogamous relationship with Kelly, but she soon learned that was not the case. She later found out she was living in a house with two of his other girlfriends.
She said he used starvation as a form of punishment and he would become abusive at times if she disobeyed him.
“If you disclose your relationship with him [to another woman] – how long you’ve known him or whatever – you can get beat,” Jones claims. “He doesn’t want in any way for one girl to feel more like, ‘Oh, we’re closer than you guys.’ Even though we knew deep down we’re all living there, we didn’t address it.”
Any man that came around (like Kelly’s employees), she was forbidden to speak to them.
“You can’t say no because you’re going to get punished,” she says. “You just become numb to what’s happening. It’s so traumatic the things that he makes you do to other people and to him.”