One of R.Kelly’s accusers said the singer-songwriter often wanted her to talk like “a little girl.”
During an interview with NBC News, Asante McGee, one of Kelly’s accusers who was featured in Lifetime’s documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” opened up about what it was like living with Kelly. At first, McGee said her relationship with Kelly was normal; there were no signs of his alleged abusive ways.
“When he told me not to speak to people about coming to see him because they might try to attack me, I believed him,” she wrote. From there, she alleged that Kelly told her a story about an uber driver putting a gun to an unnamed girl’s head after she said she was on her way to visit R. Kelly. “I believed it then but, thinking about it now, I don’t anymore,” she explained. McGee went on to describe the first time she noticed Kelly was off, which was in 2016 when he flew her out to Chicago and had her sit in a van for eight hours. “I should have just left him then, but I was just so in love with him,” she added.
McGee also mentioned that Kelly asked her to “talk like a little girl.” “He always wanted me to talk like a little girl. He would tell me what to say, I would repeat it, and he would keep telling me, ‘No. Do it different, do it a little softer,’ until I got to the voice that he wanted,” she wrote. “I thought it was odd, but then I thought that maybe it was just a role play for him.”
While in Kelly’s home, McGee said Kelly restricted the women from using their cell phones and made the girls tell on each other if they saw one another using their device. “If I was alone in my room, I was able to use my phone to communicate, but I could not have my phone out in his presence or in the presence of the other girls because he’d trained us to tattle on one another, to help him maintain control,” said McGee.