Dear MrsGrapevine: R Kelly Is Possessive & Abusive? Or Is He?
A week ago, I received an e-mail revealing intimate details about singer Robert Kelly and a girlfriend named Chante. The e-mail describes R Kelly as an abusive and possessive lover who kept his girlfriend hidden from public view for “unknown reasons”:
I recently came across this Facebook page (FB profile: charlie paige) of a girl I known to be Chante, she was Rob’s (R-Kelly) girlfriend for 8 years, and he kept her secluded from the public for reasons unknown to all of us. I remember her distinctly because their relationship was very violent. He was extremely possessive over her to the point where he would make her sit in the recording booth with him when he recorded his album because he did not want any of us talking to her. He would also make all of us crowd in a van so that him and her could ride in the tour bus alone. We were never allowed to ride with him in the tour bus if she was there.
We were all kicked out of “Hotel Nikko” which is now known as SLS in Beverly Hills, California, on Grammy night because Rob and Chante got into a major physical altercation to the point where we all had to pull them two apart. It was so bad that the hotel manager asked Rob and his crew to leave immediately. We left and ended up heading back to Chicago in the middle of the night on the tour bus.
Naturally, I didn’t post the letter because I had no way of knowing if it was true or just pure slander. So a few days later I received an e-mail from Chante (Charlie Paige) herself. See, what she had to say about these rumors and about Mr. R Kelly when you continue…
I have been getting a lot of email and inquiries about posting regarding my private love affairs with Robert whom you guys know as R-Kelly… I want to clear up a few misconceptions about my situation with him, I will not confirm nor deny any of the statements made however I will set the record straight in saying that I was over 18 when we started dating and this child molester crap that’s associated with his name is getting a little played out, because there are MANY celebrities that mess around with young ladies believe that, the only difference is their probably a little smarter with it, but never the less there doing it. Anyways; Robert and I loved dearly, we played recklessly and we fought dangerously, that was our relationship we choose to keep it private for the same reasons you keep your relationships private because its no one business but the two involved… I would never speak negative against him nor disrespect him as a man, but what I will say is if anyone was violent in our time together it wasn’t him, if he every thought about abusing me that sex tape would have looked a lot different I would have Lorena Bobbitt his ass, so “imagine that”…. Robert heart is one of the purest I ever met in my life, yes, our relationship had some issues like most relationships but in all he was a good man to me and I would forever be grateful for that 8 years god allotted us to share with each other.