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Man tells of R Kelly sex bribe


Disgraced singer R Kelly asked a teenage boy what he “was willing to do for music” before sexually abusing him, according to testimony from the first male to speak out against the accused abuser.

In bombshell testimony, the now 32-year-old man – using the pseudonym Louis – said he first encountere­d Kelly (pictured) in 2006, when he was a 17-year-old working the night shift at a suburban Chicago McDonald’s.

He told the Brooklyn federal courtroom Kelly slipped him his phone number. After he and his parents attended a party at Kelly’s home, the singer told Louis “maybe it would be best some time if you came to the party by yourself” to get some industry tips.

Invited under the guise of working on his music, Louis said he met Kelly at his home and they proceeded to the detached garage, which had a boxing ring and a gym.

“He asked me what I was willing to do for music,” he said. Kelly then asked if he had “fantasies”, before performing oral sex on him, he added.

Louis said Kelly told him to “keep it between me and him”. He said Kelly requested Louis call him “daddy” – as multiple women have said he told them to do – and would routinely film their sexual encounters.

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