R Kelly's ex-wife speaks out after 10 years, accuses him of domestic abuse

R Kelly's ex-wife Andrea Kelly has spoken out for against her former husband for the first time in 10 years, revealing details of the alleged domestic abuse she endured over their 13-year marriage.

In an interview with US TV show Sister Cycle, she spoke openly of the final days of her marriage, where she claims she considered ending her life.

"I went and got in the bed, and I was just like, 'OK, what are you gonna do? What are you gonna do?' and something just said: 'End it.'

"That was my first answer."

Ms Kelly also addresses the book he wrote, The Soulcoaster, where he detailed the incidents that led to their eventual divorce.

"You should have never put me in your book. And if you're gonna put me in your book, then you're gonna tell the truth in the book," she said.

"You don't get to tell people that we got divorced because I had a problem with being a stay-at-home mom.

"We got divorced because I was no longer going to sit and be violated. What he did to me was criminal."

Ms Kelly isn't the only woman to speak up against the RnB singer; he has settled many cases out of court, including one where a 15-year-old girl claimed he had sex with her. He was also acquitted of an alleged crime in which he was claimed to have urinated on a teenage girl.

The singer also allegedly married fellow RnB singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 years-old and R Kelly was 27.