Another celebrity is stepping forward with claims that R. Kelly knew no limits when it came to contact with young women. TMZ caught up with rapper Yo Yo who is famous for being the protégé of rapper Ice Cube and known for songs such as “Black Pearl” and “You Can’t Play With My Yo Yo”.
While attending the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta Saturday night, the rapper revealed that some time ago she had an unsettling encounter with the musician. Apparently, she and her daughter were in an L.A. recording studio listening to his latest album and later that day her daughter revealed that the “12 Play” artist’s crew had slipped her R. Kelly’s phone number. Yo Yo shares her daughter didn’t break the news until they had returned home, but begged her mother not to say anything. The rapper reveals when it came to allegations against the singer, both past and present she had been hesitant to speak on it, but admittedly the encounter made her look at him differently:
“It really let me know that there really is a problem because with all of that that had been going on for that to still have happened and it happened to me.”
“I was thinking, ‘I’m your friend.’ I come here with my daughter, who’s over 21, but you don’t know my daughter’s age and behind my back, you will slide my daughter your number? That’s just weird to me, like a weirdo. Who would do that?”
Yo Yo shares that although her daughter was a legal adult, either way he clearly overstepped some boundaries. She says she didn’t put much thought into the accusations in the past and therefore didn’t have much of an opinion on the allegations until it literally hit home. She speaks on the importance of having a healthy relationship with her daughter, emphasizing that communication is key even when it’s uncomfortable:
“I sympathize with the parents who are having trouble with their kids. Just thank God that my daughter is like me: strong, independent and she said something to me. Just think of how many kids don’t say anything.”
You can see YoYo describe the unsettling encounter below: