A former employee of R. Kelly said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the singer beat him during a dispute at Kelly’s home in February and cheated him out of songwriting royalties.
Henry “Love” Vaughn said in the lawsuit that he had been a longtime “mentor and guide” to Kelly.
Yet when Vaughn visited Kelly’s home in Olympia Fields on Feb. 19, Kelly and others dragged him to the basement and “Kelly repeatedly struck [Vaughn] about the face and body with his fists,” according to the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
Vaughn said Kelly also reneged on an oral agreement to pay him one-half of the money he earned from a song that was ultimately titled “Step in the Name of Love.”
Vaughn provided Kelly with the “concept” for the song by suggesting that they create a song for the dance known as “Steppin,'” the lawsuit said.
So the next time you hit the floor to bust some moves to “Step In The Name Of Love,” remember, somebody took some fists to the face and a foot up the ass so you could get your boogie on.
Doesn’t the thought of that make you wanna dance?