R. Kelly’s Bodyguard Robert “Hope” Reid Has Been Leaking Info And Secretly Organizing Protest Against The Singer For Years
By: Freelance Reporter Tammy Washington, Posted April 28, 2018 at 9:03 am US/Central
CHICAGO–Scandal Media has learned that a childhood friend and longtime member of R. Kelly’s security team has been acting in the capacity of a mole.
A source in Kelly’s camp says Robert “Hope” Reid has been leaking information and secretly organizing protest against the embattled singer for years.
The source has provided Scandal Media with various voicemail messages of Reid, dating as far back as 2002.
On one particular voicemail, while working Kelly’s security detail, Reid can be heard letting protesters know what courthouse door Kelly was about to exit from while the singer was leaving a court hearing while fighting his child pornography charges.
On another occasion, while still on Kelly’s payroll, a video tape showed Reid among a group of protesters calling for a boycott of Chicago radio station WGCI for playing R. Kelly’s music.
Reid helped organize the press conference but was not in front of the cameras when the actual press conference got underway.
According to the source, Reid was highly upset with Kelly for not visiting him when he was in the hospital undergoing a kidney removal while on dialysis.
The source recalls an instance when Reid boasted to him about about riding in Kelly’s Phantom Rolls Royce the day he was acquitted on child pornography charges and expounding on why he should’ve been found guilty.
Kelly is still not aware of Reid’s betrayal and still has Reid on his payroll. “Kellz will be crushed when he find out what Hope has been doing to him all these years. He sees Hope as a trusted brother figure” said the source.
It has also been reported that the singer has been paranoid since the Bill Cosby conviction, searching his name all over the internet to see what people are saying about him.
This news about Reid couldn’t have come at a worst time given the unyielding efforts on the part of the Me Too Moment .
The source close to the artist said: ‘Kelly has been in a bad mood since all of his team quit on him. ‘