The battle between R. Kelly and George and Regina Daniels intensified
this week, as the couple’s daughter—whom the singer is accused of
having “crossed the line with“—came forward to share her side of the
Maxine Daniels, 21, gave a statement to the Chicago
Sun Times after Kelly‘s camp released a press release of their version
of the events in question. They accuse Regina Daniels of approving the
relationship between Kelly and Maxine, stating that Regina provided
Maxine with Kelly‘s private number, saying “don’t tell your father.“
In the Sun Times interview, Maxine refutes the idea that her parents condoned her relationship with Kelly.
“I take full responsibility for my actions,” the younger Daniels
said. “My stepmother and father didn’t know about my relationship with
the singer because I knew and he knew that they wouldn’t approve … so
I tried to keep it a secret, but when my stepmother found out about our
relationship, she resigned because she felt that Rob had ‘crossed the
line’ by dating a girl that he has known since she was seven years old.“
Maxine also says that the recent press release put out by
Kelly‘s camp is an attempt to defame her parents. She also responded to
allegations that her stepmother—who was The Pied Piper’s publicist for
more than a decade—was fired because of incompetence.
“My stepmom was not fired for incompetence. She was Rob‘s
publicist for 14 years and always considered Rob not just a client …
but family. And Rob thought of my dad like a father.“
She went on to add that she ended the relationship with Kelly
after her parents began to hear rumors that the two were together. In
addition, she refutes the claim that Regina Daniels gave her Kelly‘s
personal number, saying “Rob personally slipped me his number.“
There was also a Sun Times report that George Daniels—who has
been seen in a number of R. Kelly videos—was seeking a six figure
settlement to go away. Daniels denies that any monetary sum was ever
News of the questionable relationship began to hit the Internet
after Regina was fired. A short time later, George released a statement
saying Kelly “crossed the line” with his daughter and also lied when
confronted with the allegations.
In a radio interview with KJLH in Los Angeles, Daniels says that
his daughter’s relationship with Kelly didn’t get to “that extreme,”
referring to the singer’s pending trial that resulted from the
discovery of sex tapes with alleged minors.
“Or else I wouldn’t be here, if you know what I’m talking about,” he added.