Details surrounding R. Kelly’s current sex abuse trial have brought to light some serious allegations against the shame-ridden former R&B star. However, few know what it was like to actually be in his abusive arms quite like ex-wife, Andrea Kelly.
Now simply going by Drea, the domestic violence survivor spoke simultaneously with Rickey Smiley Morning Show‘s Gary With Da Tea and our very own Alfredas for an insightful interview that we’re presenting as a special segment of “Hot Off The Wire.”
Recalling a past experience at the now-defunct Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove that she describes as her “lowest low,” Drea explains how suicide once felt like her only way out. She goes on to break down what abuse feels like mentally, which can greatly affect why people sometimes decide to stay in abusive situations.
One thing we came to understand after hearing her inspirational story is that she’s without a doubt a courageous survivor in every way possible.
Listen to Andrea Kelly speak candidly on her abusive relationship with R. Kelly for “Hot Off The Wire” on the Russ Parr Morning Show below:
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Celebs Who Say #MuteRKelly
1. Jada Pinkett Smith1 of 10
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3. Tank3 of 10
4. Meek Mill
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I’m not feeling R after watching that .... it’s so much filthy shit going on in this industry nobody will ever really speak on the wild shit because most of them could have docs like this or even worst done about them! https://t.co/4tJxRHvLbQ— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 5, 2019
5. Amanda Seales
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6. John Legend
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To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all. I believe these women and don't give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 4, 2019
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It’s important first to ACKNOWLEDGE that this has been an ugly truth in our industry for years and as opposed to dismissing it’s existence | its time to discuss it. EVERYONE has to be RESPONSIBLE. Many have bared witness to the unthinkable and yet have remained silent.— OMARION (@Omarion) January 7, 2019
8. Ava DuVernay
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We join the call to #MuteRKelly and insist on the safety + dignity of all women. We demand investigations into R. Kelly’s abuse allegations made by women of color + their families for two decades. We call on those who profit from his music to cut ties. #MuteRKelly #TIMESUP #WOC pic.twitter.com/TYmDRVIH00— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 30, 2018
9. Jurnee Smollett
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We join the campaign to #MuteRKelly. We're calling on corporations to cut all ties with R. Kelly and insist on safety and dignity for women of all kinds. @RCARecords @Spotify @AppleMusic @Ticketmaster #MuteRKelly #TIMESUP #WOC pic.twitter.com/ON9EkbpumD— jurnee smollett (@jurneesmollett) April 30, 2018
10. Shonda Rhimes
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We join the call to #MuteRKelly and insist on the safety + dignity of all women. We demand investigations into R. Kelly’s abuse allegations made by women of color + their families for two decades. We call on those who profit from his music to cut ties. #MuteRKelly #TIMESUP #WOC https://t.co/RTco2ZeetZ— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 30, 2018