R. Kelly’s Daughter Forced to Drop Out of College After He Stopped Paying Tuition

*R. Kelly’s daughter, Buku Abi, was reportedly forced to drop out of college after her father stopped paying the tuition, TMZ reports.

Buku, born Joann Lee, reportedly attended an art school in California. She was unable to enroll in courses after being informed about the unpaid bills. Buku claims this was one of the first steps Kelly made in cutting her off financially. He also allegedly stopped paying the rent for her college apartment and school books.

Kelly claims he stopped paying her school fees because he thought she dropped out. His Crisis Manager, Darrell Johnson, said the R&B star was willing to pay, but never received the proper documentation to prove his daughter was still enrolled at the college, Complex reports.

According to his child support agreement with ex-wife Andrea Kelly, the singer must pay his children’s college expenses until they turn 23.

Johnson said Kelly is willing to fulfill his legal obligations once he receives proof that the money is being used for her schooling.