Robert Kelly Jr. is the youngest son of the most successful R&B artist in music history, R. Kelly. Despite being born into a family of musicians, Robert Jr. has chosen to stay out of the spotlight and focus on his personal life. Here are ten surprising facts about Robert Kelly Jr. that you may not have known.
Firstly, Robert Jr. almost didn’t survive his birth in 2002 due to the stress his father, R. Kelly, was putting on his mother. Secondly, he doesn’t call R. Kelly his dad and has no relationship with him or his siblings. Instead, they refer to him as Robert Sr. due to his lack of involvement in their lives.
Thirdly, R. Kelly has also stopped helping his mom with child support, leading to financial struggles for the family. Despite these challenges, Robert Jr. has displayed musical talent, like his siblings Joann and Jay. In fact, he proved that he has a talent for rapping when he appeared in a music video for his school in 2017.
Robert Jr. also has a transgender brother, Jay, who was born as Jaya Kelly in 2000 but announced his transition in 2014. Despite publicly supporting him, R. Kelly stopped supporting him financially and is not in his life at all.
Despite the absence of his father in his life, Robert Jr. receives unwavering love and support from his mother, Andrea Lee. She has been taking care of him alone his whole life and frequently shows her love for him on social media.
In 2019, R. Kelly was arrested for not paying child support for his sons, Robert Jr. and Jay, as well as college tuition for his daughter Joann. He is still being held without bail due to the abuse charges against him.
Although Robert Jr. has not pursued a career in music like his siblings, he has displayed talent and potential. He chooses to lead a private life away from the public eye, and his decision to stay out of the spotlight is respected by his family.
Robert Kelly Jr. is a private individual who has chosen to live a life outside of the public eye despite being born into a family of musicians. His story sheds light on the challenges faced by children of celebrities and the importance of personal decisions in the face of external pressures.