The Quest Chronicles: I Myself Survived R Kelly

Flash back of a time when I was a teenager, my mom brought my sisters & I to a R Kelly Concert. At the end of the concert, we were asked to get on his tour bus. Now this sounds VERY Familiar!

I’m not the type to speak on subjects that are being saturated on social media but when a particular subject triggers something within me then it has to be addressed. That subject was the R. Kelly Special on Lifetime. I watched it & was like wow but not too shocked, we all knew about this for years. I just wasnt aware of the dept of it all. When I spoke to my sister the next day, she reminded me of the time we went to a R Kelly concert for her birthday years ago. We were teenagers but I was excited to go because Deborah Cox was apart of it & I was a fan. My sister started to give her opinion about the special & brought up how his camp asked if we wanted to get on R. Kelly’s tour bus that night. My sisters thought it was weird for them to ask, especially since we were so young and mommy wasn’t having that whatsoever!

Other women would have probably allowed it just to be that close to a celebrity. Now that I’m older, watching this & reminiscing had my mind wondering. What would have happened if I went to the concert alone, or not with my family? What would have happened if I would have went with friends?

Me being an inspiring music artist, if I was to be asked to go on his tour bus, I honestly would have. My life would have been totally different. Being young searching for fame, I could have been a victim myself. I think about how I wanted to be a superstar! I would have went on the bus, praying that he hears me sing & hope that he can help me with my career. I’ll be very honest with you all, back then I was young, quiet, and nieve. I could have easily been a victim, a sex slave & trapped. I would have been too scared to fight back not knowing what the outcome would be. Not knowing if I’ll get beaten like the others, raped, tied up or the lives of my family members be threatened! Very scary but reality. You never know what you would or would not do in certain situations unless you’re actually in them.

As a music artist, I’ve never tried to sleep my way to the top but in the beginning I did put my life in danger. Meeting up with Djs, promoters, producers that I didn’t know, trying to network & every situation wasn’t just a meeting. Some were set ups that I wasnt aware of. I remember meeting industry guys trying to have “alone” time with me, talking about, “Do you know who I am? Don’t you know I can change your career & take it to the level you want? Lets leave the club, go around the corner & get to know each other.” That night became more interesting & crazy but you’ll have to read my up & coming book for the rest of that particular story amongst the others.

I have a lot of shocking traumatizing painful stories dealing with guys in the industry. It hurts because many females, just want to follow their dreams & shouldn’t have to go through hell to get there & wonder why so many of us have a wall up & trust issues. Kings are supposed to protect their Queens & I haven’t felt protected. This is a twisted industry as well as a twisted world we live in. 
Where do we go from here? When will this stop? Is change coming? Will certain individuals finally be punished for their actions. Will we protect the innocent & help heal the wounds? PLEASE comment below!

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  1. T Quest words cant even explain how this is a touchy subject to All the Queens out there and disgustes Hopefully true kings out here… This industry is really excused my french but Fucked… I mean through all genders of sexuality… Smfh thats why I im not even worrying bout being signed or famous… I be damn of doing something strange for an piece of change.. And to be honest Its like a freaking trend o f sex trafficking just in another shape of form….

  2. Thanks for sharing your story…. you really dodge a bullet there. Unfortunately, too many do not: all to be around a celebrity or chasing that fame at an expense. I, myself included, have been in compromising situations and I thank God for watching over me.

  3. Beloved thank you for sharing and weighing in on this topic. That type of behavior in the industry has got to stop. Women/men have got to rise up and not allow anyone to make them feel less than. No one should be victimized nor terrorized.
    Wishing “Bigger “ stay Blessed

  4. Wow. The industry is really fucked up. Everyone is trying to get heard and get in those bright lights so they can pop bottles and party like a rock star. All the while it is a dark hidden agenda and totally different world, that you don’t see in the light Thank you for sharing this with us and I hope one day this behavior will stop. Keep that smile on your face and know that you are loved. .

  5. I’m so happy you had family with you that night! My heart aches for any woman or man who’s been abused. Times are changing and voices are being heard- it is so awesome to see this massive shift in the dialogue and in empowerment.

  6. Good morning Tara. I just read read your chronicle. I was in awe. It was very interesting. I have even more respect for you and love you even more for being so courageous to share your experiences in this crooked and corrupt industry ruled by satan. This surviving R Kelly is a hot button trending topic right now, which exposes how the dirty little secret similar to the R Kelly scandal that has been happening for years in the industry unfortunately. Everyone including the parents, the record executives, the record companies, the publishing from the top down and all the enablers, and accomplices involved that allow these underaged girls to experience a “R Kelly” need to be held accountable, and just as guilty as him (The culprit).

  7. Wow thank God you had family with you that day..but let’s face alot of those girls had their families as well but were manipulated by him anyway so the question is HOW WAS THAT ABLE TO HAPPEN TO THOSE GIRLS WHEN THEY HAD THEY FAMILIES WITH THEM?


  9. Wow…. but yes you are right and this has to stop. The industry is dangerous. I think exposing those who exploit it when bring change. Educating our young women about these dangers is critical in order to prevent things from happening.

  10. Great read, it’s sad that such things happen in and out if the industry. Which is why we have to teach our children better, and end this cycle.

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