R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Drea Kelly, has said that the singer tried to control her by withholding her child support.
According to Dreak Kelly, the singers abusive ways didn’t end when they got divorced as he tried to control her by cutting her off from child support.
According to TMZ, the embattled singer knew where to hit Drea where it hurt her most after she spoke out in June 2018 and alleged he’d been physically and mentally abusive during their marriage.
The singer had been paying child support, but the payments completely stopped after her interview aired on TV.
Drea’s team says her career took a hard hit after she had her first kid — Kelly wanted her to be a stay-at-home mom, set strict rules for her and insisted she only work for him. When the marriage hit rock bottom … she was a single mother without a job.
Drea says Kelly’s unwillingness to take care of his kids was a form of control because he knew she needed his financial support.
She says sometimes he would pay in full, sometimes late and sometimes nothing at all.
As for Kelly dumping all his problems on Drea, she says that’s a load of crap.
Although he ranted to CBS that he can’t make money because of her abuse allegations, Drea points out the #MuteRKelly movement started well over a year before she spoke out.