‘He Set Me Up’: R. Kelly's Brother Says Singer Secretly Taped Him Having Threesome

Bruce Kelly claims in Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning” that he didn't know he was allegedly being recorded by his brother as he had sex with two women.

By Gina Tron
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Disturbing Details of R. Kelly's Alleged Abuse of Four Victims

"Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning,” the three-night special event on Lifetime which premiered last week, details the mountain of accusations against singer R. Kelly, or Robert Kelly, over the past three decades. While most of the people he’s accused of hurting are underage girls and young women, the docu-series also accuses him of committing nefarious actions against his own brothers.

While R. Kelly’s older brother Bruce Kelly said he believes that all the women his brother recorded were taped with consent, he did allege that his sibling recorded him without his permission.

“He recorded me one time having sex with two women,” Bruce claimed in the docu-series. “I didn’t know that it was being videoed though. He set me up. I knew the next day 'cause he showed it to me.”

Bruce said he thinks his brother secretly taped him “as a joke” and alleged that R. Kelly told him he did so because he was making a movie called “Dumb Looks.” Bruce claimed that when he watched the sex tape his brother allegedly set up, he had “so many dumb looks" on his face.

That alleged recording isn’t the only one that the controversial singer’s brothers have been linked to.

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Carey Kelly, R. Kelly’s younger brother, recalled in the documentary how he found alleged horrors on what he said he thought was a scary movie tape.

Back in 1995, while he was visiting his brother in Miami, he said he saw a VHS tape that appeared to be a Stephen King movie. He claimed he asked R. Kelly if he could watch it, but his brother told him to “buy your own.”

Instead, Carey said he took the tape back to Chicago and popped it into a VHS player. 

“I'm not knowing that what's on this tape is not Stephen King no more [sp],” he continued.

Instead, it was allegedly something much more shocking. He claimed the tape showed R. Kelly with multiple young girls, one as young as 13, saying that although he was horrified, he returned the tape to his brother to protect him.

Carey also alleged that R. Kelly tried to make him take the fall for the infamous video that surfaced in 2002, which allegedly shows R. Kelly having sex with and urinating on a 14-year-old girl. R. Kelly was later acquitted on all related child pornography charges in connection with that tape in 2008.

Carey said his brother asked him to "perjure myself in a court of law and risk jail time for some stuff that didn’t have anything to do with me," claiming his sibling tried to bribe him to do so.

"‘Man I’ll buy you a car, I’ll buy you a record deal, I’ll give you $50,000,'" he said his brother told him. "I said, ‘Let me tell you something man. You ain’t got enough money for me to say that’s me because it ain’t worth me selling my soul.'”

At least two people in the docu-series claimed that R. Kelly told them that the man in the infamous video was a brother and not him.

R. Kelly has denied all accusations made against him. He’s currently awaiting trial on a series of charges across multiple jurisdictions.

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