Today in horrifying news: the musician R. Kelly is allegedly holding young women against their will, BuzzFeed News reports. The 50-year-old behind hits like "Trapped in he Closet" and "I Believe I Can Fly" has been accused of brainwashing the women into something that sounds a lot like a cult.
The mother of one of the women (who is only identified in the BuzzFeed article as "J.") described the last time she saw her daughter, which was in December 2016:
It was as if she was brainwashed. [She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible. I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she’s in love and [Kelly] is the one who cares for her. I don’t know what to do. I hope that if I get her back, I can get her treatment for victims of cults. They can reprogram her. But I wish I could have stopped it from happening.