R. Kelly was a ball hog who forced his girlfriends to watch him play basketball every night while forbidding them to look at other players, accusers and former employees say.
The bizarre accounts of Kelly’s basketball games in Brooklyn Federal Court have highlighted yet another way the R&B singer allegedly exerted complete control over his girlfriends. While Kelly’s affinity for hoops and brief semi-pro career have been well-documented, his ongoing sex trafficking trial has revealed a dark side to his obsession with the sport.
One of Kelly’s assistants, Suzette Mayweather, sat with his girlfriends at the games, she testified.
“They would cheer for him. They would only cheer for Rob,” she said.