READ: R. Kelly’s Alleged Text Messages to Asia Childress


Asia Childress' husband has a message for R. Kelly, "You're in trouble." WDSU's Tammy Estwick reports that Kenny Bryant, of Hinds County, Mississippi, is suing Kelly for damages. Bryant says the singer's actions resulted in Bryant splitting from his wife of five years, Asia Childress.

The lawsuit reads, via Tammy Estwick, "[The] Plaintiff and Childress lived together as husband and wife and cohabited together happily until the wrongful actions of Defendants which irreparably injured said relationship."


In the lawsuit, Kenny Bryant alleges that R. Kelly gave his wife chlamydia. This occurred during a six-month period between October 2012 and February 2013, during which time, Childress and Bryant did not have sex.

The lawsuit was filed on April 21. Bryant makes it clear in the documents that knew of Childress and Kelly's relationship prior to their July 2012 wedding. Bryant says his wife made it clear her relationship with the singer was over.

Bryant says Kelly and his wife started seeing each other again after she attended his concert in October 2012.


During a time when Bryant said his wife was pursuing a relationship with Kelly, she convinced Bryant to move to Atlanta. Childress told her husband this was so that she could further her career. Due to the move, Bryant was forced to quit his job as a sheriff's deputy. Bryant says after moving he became broke after being unable to get "profitable employment."

In May 2015, Kelly told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he had moved to the city. Kelly said at the time, "I’m just trying to plant a few seeds here musically."

The lawsuit adds, "Each time R. Kelly would have a concert in a nearby state, Childress would disappear to unite with her lover. Time after time, R. Kelly cuckolded Bryant, with blatant disregard for Bryant’s and Childress’ vows."

Childress has filed for divorce in the marriage. Bryant says in the lawsuit that his attempts to keep the marriage together were futile because he "could not prevail against R. Kelly’s continued sexual overtures to Childress."


Here are the alleged text messages between R. Kelly and Asia Childress that you need to read: