So the story goes, R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly and daughter, Joann Lee Kelly, aka Buku Abi, claim when Joann went to register for classes at her California art school, she was denied because her father R. Kelly had not paid the bill.
TMZ reports that R. Kelly also stopped paying for the apartment she lived in while going to school, and she got booted from there as well.
R. Kelly is responsible for paying for college tuition for all of his children with Andrea until they’re 23 years old, per their child support agreement – so what’s going on here? Could it be that R. Kelly isn’t in the mood to pay college and housing for a child that calls him a “monster?”
It actually doesn’t matter though, because he’s already on the hook for it. For his part, R. Kelly says he figured Joann had dropped out because he never received a bill for the semester at all. Part of the deal is that he has to be presented with the bill. He says that simply never happened.
It’s the end of the school year, but this matter is just now coming up, so perhaps he’s correct that she stopped attending school on her own. It only takes a quick phone call to let any dad know about an unpaid bill, not an entire school year.
To stay out of jail, R. Kelly just paid up principal on his child support payments to Andrea, but there’s still a matter of $32k in interest left outstanding, so it’s not exactly father of the year material we’re dealing with in R. Kelly. However, when it comes to whether his daughter, Joann, did her own disappearing act from school or not, could he be telling the truth?
We’ll bring you any developments fast – until the next time it drips….