CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess) R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, recently spoke out in an interview about alleged domestic abuse during their marriage.
Kelly was married to the R&B singer from 1996 to 2009. R. Kelly has recently been in the spotlight, having been accused of everything from having a child bride to keeping sex slaves.
In an interview with TV One’s “Sister Circle,” Andrea Kelly claims she recalls domestic abuse during the marriage to the point of contemplating suicide.
“That day, I just remember playing sick all day,” Kelly said. “I went and got in the bed, and I was just like, ‘OK, what are you gonna do? What are you gonna do’ And something just said, ‘End it.’ That was my first answer.”
She said she went to the hotel balcony and climbed on the ledge before thinking of her children, whom she shared with R. Kelly.
“I remember looking down, and it’s almost like God was able to let me see the future,” she said. “I saw my body lying in blood, and I saw the ambulance coming. I saw housekeeping come out, and they were pointing up, and they said, ‘She jumped from up there.’ Then, I remember my baby’s voice in the back going, ‘Mama, mama… why did mama jump? Why did mama leave us?’”
“I said ‘OK God, you have to give me an answer today,’” she continued. “‘What do you want me to do if this is not for me, and you want me to leave? What do you want me to do? God I need an answer today. Not tomorrow, not in an hour, I need it now.’”
When asked why she’s speaking out now, Kelly said she finally has the strength to be the “voice for the voiceless.”
h/t Huffington Post