Buku Abi, the 21-year-old daughter of R. Kelly, has seemingly replied to his Instagram post in which he wished her a ‘Happy Birthday.’ After his video was posted earlier this week, Buku requested that no one, refer to her as “Joann.”
She posted the message to her Instagram story. Although it wasn’t directed to anyone specifically, it seemed to be a message meant for Kelly, who sang “Happy Birthday to my daughter, Joann” in his original post.
“My name is BUKU ABI. Not Joann, not jojo, not ‘[space] daughter,'” Buku insisted. “Nothing besides Buku will work for me. If you don’t know me personally, please don’t call me anything but Buku or Buku Abi.”
Buku and siblings, along with her mother Andrea Kelly, were just announced as added to the cast of “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” for the show’s upcoming season but producers have already declared that the family of the embattled singer don’t want R. Kelly to be the focal point of their storyline on the WE tv series.
Buku will instead use the show’s platform to chronicle her aspiring singing career as she sets out to make a name for herself.