The BBC’s new documentary R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes includes more disturbing allegations from those who know the R&B singer.
The network shared clips on Twitter featuring Kelly’s former business manager and former studio engineer, in which the pair discuss the singer’s troubling relationship with women and young girls.
Speaking with Benjamin Zand, James Lee — Kelly’s former studio engineer — details how Kelly would visit his old neighborhood and nearby fast food restaurant to pick up women. “There was always women around,” Lee told Zand. “It’s like a revolving door.”
Lee told Zand that Kelly would mostly go to the “areas he grew up in” and “occasionally go to this McDonald’s” to find women, “Going to McDonald’s to pick up chicks, that’s what a 17-year-old does, you know?”
Lee also reveals just how the singer’s song “Feelin’ On Yo Booty” came to be. The studio engineer says during the recording of the song, Kelly sat with a woman on either side of him in her underwear. “He’s got a girl in her underwear, bent over, and that was how that song was written.”
Kelly’s former business manager, Rocky Bivens, also appears in the documentary, discussing how he had to screen women before they met with the singer and often had to tell him not to pursue teenage girls.
“There’ve been several times when I’ve had to say, like you know, ‘No, that’s not going to happen.’ You know, because of the age of the person. If I was involved, ‘How old are you?’ ‘I’m 16.’ ‘No, you gotta go.’ I didn’t care if he got mad at me because it was a choice with me. When it came to sex, it was sex to Robert. If a girl was in a room and she had a big booty, she had a big booty. If she was 15 or 20, she had a big booty to him. Period.”
In the same documentary, the singer’s ex-girlfriend, Kitti Jones, reveals that Kelly allegedly trained a 14-year-old girl to be his sex slave.
Kelly has yet to respond to the documentary.
Those with access can watch the BBC documentary here.