• Joann Lee Kelly is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter
• She gained popularity performing with her father, R. Kelly, and in 2019 accused her father of notorious activity towards her
• She finished high school in Chicago and started her career performing under the name Baku Abi
• Her net worth is estimated at $400,000 as of early 2020
• R. Kelly is a singer, songwriter, and producer with a net worth of $100,000 facing 18 federal counts

Who is Joann Lee Kelly?

Joann Lee Kelly is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, who gained popularity performing with her father, R. Kelly through various music shows. She also came to notice in 2019 when she was the first in the family to accuse her father of notorious activity towards her.

Joann Lee Kelly Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Joann Lee Kelly was born on the 19th March 1998, in Chicago, Illinois USA, the oldest child born to R. Kelly and his ex-wife Andrea Lee. Joann has two siblings, Jay, now a transgender and going by the name Jaya, and Robert Jr.

Her parents officially divorced in 2009, though Andrea sought a restraining order back in 2005, and filed for divorce in 2006. Andrea talked about their struggling relationship in the talk show “The View” in 2018, stating that R. Kelly had once raped her, tied her to a bed and continued with his nightly routine without paying attention to her, and didn’t even untie her. Back to Joann – she finished high school in Chicago but hasn’t stated which school she attended; she hasn’t pursued further education.

Joann Lee Kelly Career

Joann started showcasing her musical talents in high school, as she participated in several school music talent shows and events. R. Kelly started paying more attention to her as she was growing older and took her under his wing, and she started making appearances next to him in music shows, and they began collaborating together – the result was the song “Wanna Be There”, which speaks about her relationship with her father. At the time, she started performing under the name Baku Abi, due to the bad publicity on R. Kelly’s name.

Joann continued making music, and with the help of her brother Jay, released her debut album “Don’t Call Me”, which further increased her popularity.

Joann Lee Kelly Untold Truth, Sexual Harassment

Joann made a public statement about her father’s problems with the law, and that she is sorry for not making comments earlier. In her Instagram post, Joann spoke of her father as a monster, and exposed all the issues and fears she faced while growing up in the troubled family. She also thanked all the fans, friends, and the rest of the family for sending letters of support and love through all the process of R. Kelly’s suit.

Joann Lee Kelly Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Joann gained popularity through her father but she has since started a career on her own, and the sales of her debut album have increased her wealth to a large degree. According to sources, Joan Lee Kelly’s net worth is as high as $400,000 as of early 2020. Joann Lee Kelly stands 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall, and weighs around 123lbs ~ 55kgs, while her vital statistics are unknown, but she has a slim figure. Joann has brown eyes and black hair.

Joann Lee Kelly Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend

As of now, Joann has kept details about her love life hidden from the public, and there is no reliable information about her personal affairs in the media.

Joann Lee Kelly

According to reports, Joann is single and is focused on her aspiring career. Joann is active on Instagram, which she has used to promote her career, while she also shared some pictures that depict her personal life, such as the time that she spends with her friends and family.

Joann Lee Kelly’s Father, R. Kelly

Born Robert Sylvester Kelly on the 8th January 1967, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and he is a singer, songwriter and producer. He came to stardom with such songs as “I Believe I Can Fly”, “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time”, “Gotham City”, and numerous others.

He has sold more than 75 million albums globally, and won a number of prestigious awards and honors.

Kelly is the son of Joanne Kelly and is the second youngest child of four; he has an older sister and brother, while he also has a younger brother. There is no information about Kelly’s father as he has been absent from his father’s life. He became interested in music at an early age and at just eight years started signing in the church choir. He had a tough childhood as he admitted that he was sexually abused from an early age, by both male and female.

Further, Kelly left school because he had troubles reading and writing, and it was then that he joined Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker, and Shawn Brooks to form the group MGM (Musically Gifted Men). The group won the Big Break talent show and as a prize received $100,000.

R. Kelly Career, Legal Problems, Net Worth

Kelly released his debut album in 1992 entitled “Born into the ’90s”, and since then 16 studio albums, including “12 Play” (1993), “TP-2.com” (2000), “Chocolate Factory” (2003), and “Double Up” (2007).

Throughout his career, Kelly had troubles with the law, and has faced several charges of sexual harassment and abuse of young girls, even minors. Although at first he was acquitted of all charges, Kelly was arrested on federal charges alleging sex crimes and obstruction of justice on the 11th July 2019.

His career is now on hold as he faces a total of 18 federal counts, and because of this his wealth has plummeted, and according to sources is estimated at just $100,000.

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