R. Kelly’s treatment of young girls he allegedly kept in his homes and groomed over several years to become his ‘pets’ have been revealed by one of his ex-girlfriends. Kitti Jones, who has spoken at length about his alleged dealings with women, made the new claims in a R. Kelly: Sex Girls and Videotapes, a new, multi-part documentary that is currently airing in the UK on BBC.
In the most recent episode, Jones, now 34, told how Kelly refers to young girls who he ‘raises’ as ‘pets’ and how she was introduced to one of them in 2013 after she moved in with the singer in Chicago. ‘I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he trained since she was 14, those were his words.
“I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I’d say and her mannerisms were like mine. That’s when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets. He calls them his pets,” she said.
Jones claims he forced the girl to “crawl on the floor” and perform oral sex on her, allegedly saying: “This is my f****** pet, I trained her. She’s going to teach you how to be with me,” she said. In 2017, in an interview with Rolling Stone, she described the same incident and said he had brought the woman in naked. She did not say how old the other woman was at the time. Jones was 27.