As Kelly wrapped up his concert performance, Jones was at Fat Daddy’s, a club in suburban Mansfield, Texas, setting up for the Beat-sponsored after-party. She was finally going to meet the man she’d been captivated by for more than 20 years.
As Jones made her way upstairs to the VIP section, she approached R. Kelly (real name Robert Kelly). “I said, ‘Oh I’m so upset, because this is one of the first concerts I’ve ever missed,'” Jones tells Rolling Stone. “And he was like, ‘Well you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.'”
Jones says he then invited her to the next stop on the tour, which took her aback. “I’m thinking, ‘I know he’s not inviting me.’ On the inside, I’m freaking out a little bit,” Jones says. “Did he really say that? He was everything that I thought. He was handsome. He represented a powerful man. He just owned the room [and had] all the things that make up that ‘Oh my God’ factor.”
As Jones tells it, when Kelly went to shake her hand after small talk, he gave her a piece of paper with his phone number and told her to text him her number. Jones says that after she texted Kelly from the bathroom, he replied, saying to always call him “daddy” – never call him Rob.
Worried that any continued interaction that night would look unprofessional, Jones says she decided to take off. “I was just like, ‘I’m outta here,’ beeline to my car,” she recalls. Around 3 a.m., Jones says Kelly called her to ask where she had gone, following up with a text that read simply, “Sin pic.”
The night would begin, according to Jones, a two-year relationship with Kelly rife with alleged physical abuse, sexual coercion, emotional manipulation and a slew of draconian rules that dictated nearly every aspect of her life. Those rules, including what and when to eat, how to dress, when to go to the bathroom and how to perform for the singer sexually, were first described in writer Jim DeRogatis’ bombshell BuzzFeed feature on Kelly last July.
Inside the book Jones details her relationship with Kelly that lasted from 2011 to 2013. She paints a disturbing picture of sexual abusive, manipulation and starvation, that she suffered at the hands of Kelly.
“As I sat in the Chicago studio room my head started to feel dizzy, I hadn’t eaten in two days , he had me on punishment, and thoughts of my life and how I got here? I was smart, ambitious, and independent I went from small tv roles like Soul Train , The Parkers, having a successful radio career, great family, and friends. I had just toured 30 cities with R.Kelly, living in Chicago with him and I wanted to kill myself.”
The Chapter Titles
All 10 Chapters of the Book are titled according to the situations Jones endured.
The Chapter, “Are You Getting Peed On?” details just how wet Kelly liked to make her.
“She Looks A lot Like the Girl from that Sex Tape’” and “Always Call Me A Daddy” are also chapter titles, eerily similar to claims by other women.
In the books Jones explains the vast contrast her life before meeting R. Kelly compared to the nightmare she found herself in after meeting him.
“As I looked around the room for something to end my life I cried I wanted to blame God, someone for not stopping me from moving to Chicago but the only thing I could find were Excedrin PM headache pills, I took a few hoping It will make me fall asleep fast. I wanted to dream I was back home happy again all I remembered was that … I was somebody before this… and I wanted my life back!”
Kitti spoke more about living with R. Kelly in Chicago and alleges that he physically assaulted her, starved her and forced her to have sex with other women, in her recent interview with Veda Loca of 97.9 The Beat.
There Kitty revealed that Kelly dressed all his girls alike. They would all have on the same PINK brand jogging suit.
The book I Was Somebody Before This… is available on Amazon for $10.99.
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