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Joann Lee Kelly (American Singer)

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Joann Kelly


Joann Lee Kelly hand on her chin and behind her is a tall tree while she is wearing a gray sweater and a beanie with leopard print

March 19, 1998 (Age 22) (
Chicago, Illinois, United States

R Kelly , Aaliyah , Broderick Harvey Jr (Son of Comedian Steve Harvey)

(55 Kg, 123 lbs)

(1.61 M, 5.24 ft)

Net Worth
$300,000 USD (as of 2018)



Birth Sign

Body size
34-24-35 inches

Joann Lee Kelly also commonly known as Baku Abi, Joann Lee Kelly is an American singer, rapper and song writer. She is also well known for being the daughter of the renowned singer and producer R. Kelly


R. Kelly’s Ex-Wife and Daughter Speak Out About the Allegations Against Him | Good Morning Britain


• She has black hair and brown eyes.

• Her favourite cuisine is the Italian cuisine.

• Joann is very fond of the actor Idris Elba and actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Early & Personal Life

Joann Lee Kelly covering her mouth while sitting on the floor and wearing a long sleeve blouse and pants

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Joann was born in Chicago to Andrea and Robert Kelly on 19th March 1998. Her sun sign is Pisces . She follows Christianity as her religion and is unmarried. She is private about her personal and love life. She lived with her mother post her parents divorce in 2009. Joann likes partying with friends, traveling and singing. Joann is currently single.


Drea Kelly and Joann Lee Kelly are smiling while her mother, Andrea  wearing a pink blouse and Joann wearing a black blouse

Joann with her mom Andrea.
Joann's parents are Andrea Kelly and Robert Kelly. She also has 2 brothers – Robert Kelly Jr and Jay Kelly (Transgender Male).

Andrea Kelly

Andrea was Robert Kelly's former backup dancer. Andrea filed a restraining order against Kelly in September 2005 after a physical altercation, ultimately filing for divorce in 2006. In January 2009, it was reported that Kelly's divorce was finalized.

Relationship with Robert Kelly

The Relationship between Joann & her father is strained, its been years since she has spoken to him. In one of her Instagram post, Joann said that she , her mother, her siblings (her brother Robert Kelly Jr. and her transgender brother Jay) have not seen or spoken to their father in years. She also posted the below sentences in her Instagram post

 “Buku here. I just want to say a few things. Before I start, I just want it to be known that I am speaking from the heart, nothing I say or do not say is to hurt any party reading or affected by this.”

She continued, “I pray for all the families and women who have been affected by my father’s actions. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this. However, it has been very difficult to process it all. Let alone gather all the right words to express everything i feel. Anyone that knows me personally or has been following me through out the years knows that i do not have a relationship with my father. Nor do I speak on him or on his behalf. I am also not fond of dealing with my personal issues or personal life experience through social media but I feel that things are starting to get out of hand.”

Joann also said that she nor members of her family condone R. Kelly’s behavior and that all they really want is for the public to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

She also added 

"The same monster you all confronting me about is my father. I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house."

Robert Kelly however still maintains his innocence and claims his accusers are lying.

Joann Lee Kelly

Robert Kelly Joann's father.


Joann Lee Kelly's mirror selfie while wearing a snake print dress, white gloves, sunglasses, and choker

Joann is a popular rapper, singer and songwriter and has appeared with her dad, R Kelly on many shows and gigs. She appeared on the show ‘Wanna be there’s with him. While she was well known within the music industry, she received much fame when her mother published a biopic – Living with R Kelly. Joann's current net worth is about $4,00,000 USD. Joann holds an Undergraduate degree. She is active on social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Joann Kelly Statement (CNN)