R. Kelly ‘Girlfriends’ Defend Him, Say They’re in a ‘Very Strong Relationship’ With Singer


Azriel Clary denies she had intercourse with singer when she was 17, says her dad and mom inspired her to take ‘sexual movies’ with him.

In the second a part of CBS This Morning's R. Kelly interview, the 2 younger ladies whose dad and mom declare they’re being held in opposition to their will by the singer vehemently denied these fees and doubled down on their protection of their relationships with the R&B star.

In the at instances contentious sit-down with journalist Gayle King, the ladies additionally alleged that their dad and mom try to extort cash from Kelly and really inspired their sexual relationships with him.

After the primary, explosive a part of the interview aired on Wednesday (March 6), by which a sometimes-teary Kelly, 52, lashed out at his accusers, plus Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, sat down with King to talk about their unique relationship dynamic with the singer. "We're with him, that's our relationship," stated Clary, who confirmed that each ladies reside with the star, explaining that they every have a person bond with Kelly, however that also they are "all are household all collectively" by which they "sit and watch motion pictures all collectively, we go to amusement parks all collectively."

Savage known as it a "very sturdy relationship," however when King pressed each ladies additional about whether or not they’re engaged in a "three-way sexual relationship," Clary demurred, saying, "I'm not right here to speak about my private life, and I might by no means share with nobody what I do in or outdoors of the bed room," including that there are "individuals everywhere in the world who’ve a number of girlfriends. It's no totally different." Both ladies stated they have been in love with Kelly, with Clary assuring King that her dad and mom don’t have anything to be apprehensive about. "My dad and mom knew the place I’ve at all times been [for four years]…they know that I've been nicely taken care of."

Thursday morning's (March 7) interview aired as Kelly sat in Cook County jail following his arrest on Wednesday after a custody listening to in Chicago over greater than $161,00Zero in unpaid little one assist funds to his ex-wife. After Kelly's publicist stated he arrived ready to pay $50,00Zero-$60,00Zero, the decide stated the singer is not going to be launched till he pays the complete quantity; at press time it was unclear if Kelly was nonetheless behind bars.

Kelly was charged final month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving 4 ladies, together with three who have been allegedly underage on the time the reported abuse. He spent a weekend in jail earlier than a fan posted his $100,00Zero bail; Kelly has denied any wrongdoing and instructed King that his accusers are mendacity.

Clary and Savage have been on the middle of the gathering firestorm round Kelly, with each ladies's dad and mom claiming that their daughters have been being held in opposition to their will by the singer as a part of what has been described as a "intercourse cult." Contradictorily, Clary instructed King that "once I first met Robert, my dad and mom instructed me to lie about my age…so once I met him, he thought I used to be 18." Savage backed her up, including, "Both our dad and mom are mainly on the market attempting to get cash and rip-off." 

The ladies's dad and mom have stated in a number of interviews, together with within the explosive Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, that they haven’t been allowed to see or speak to their daughters for years, a declare that Clary denied to King. "My dad and mom have truly got here to Chicago and seen me a couple of instances…I've talked to them," she stated. "They stopped answering my calls." King stated she'd spoken to Clary's father the day earlier than their interview and he stated he was very involved about her welfare, fearing she was "brainwashed" as a result of she refused to look him within the eye.

"I wouldn't look him within the eye as a result of he's a liar. He's a manipulative liar," Clary responded. When King prompt that her dad and mom have been involved as a result of they consider their daughter started having intercourse with Kelly when she was 17, Clary strongly denied that cost, saying, "I used to be 17, my dad and mom have been truly making me, attempting to get me to take photographs with him, take sexual movies with him."

When King appeared incredulous that Clary's dad and mom would push her to make sexual movies with Kelly when she was underage, Clary claimed that they did so "as a result of in the event that they ever need to blackmail him, what they're attempting to do now, they will use it in opposition to him, which is strictly what they're doing." Savage agreed, claiming that her dad and mom are additionally attempting to "get cash and rip-off, as a result of they don't agree on what occurred." 

Kelly, who was acquitted of kid pornography fees in 2008 after prosecutors alleged that he was depicted in a video having intercourse with an underage woman, instructed King that each one the ladies who’re accusing him of bodily and sexual abuse now are liars, saying of Savage and Clary, "I like 'em and it's nearly — it's like they're my girlfriends…it's like, you understand, we now have a relationship. It's actual. And I do know, guys — like, I've recognized guys all my life which have 5 or 6 ladies, okay? So don't go there on me, okay? 'Cause that's the reality." More than 50 individuals detailed accusations of bodily and sexual abuse by Kelly within the Surviving collection, fees the singer has denied.

He instructed King that he's an "older man that loves all ladies," and that he met Savage when her father introduced her to one in every of his exhibits when she was 19 to sing on stage with him and comparable factor occurred with Clary, who he denied was 17 once they first met. CBS reported that Clary's dad and mom declare to have textual content messages that show Kelly had intercourse with their daughter earlier than she turned 18. "Claim, declare," he responded, including that each ladies's dad and mom have been "promoting" their daughters to him for cash and accredited of the relationships till they "weren't getting no cash." 

Savage's dad and mom held a a press convention on Wednesday, denying they "bought" their daughter to him or ever requested him for cash. "The allegations Mr. Kelly has introduced in opposition to my household could be very horrific," father Timothy Savage stated. "We are a strong household; we care about our daughter. From day one the one factor we needed to do was truly to see our daughter, hear from our daughter, and ensure she's advantageous." Kelly, whose sexually charged lyrics and movies have made him a pop famous person over the previous three a long time, has been beset by a collection of allegations over the previous few months, together with another new one on Wednesday, by which a lady claims that Kelly had intercourse along with her at a Detroit resort in 2001, when she was 13 years-old; a spokesperson for Kelly couldn’t be reached for remark at press time.

Clary instructed King that her father is a "manipulator," and that her dad and mom began threatening to launch her "bare photos everywhere in the world…I'm going to destroy you, I'm going to destroy him," she claimed they stated. "If he doesn't ship $20,00Zero to this checking account my Monday." Clary then started crying, lashing out at what she known as a "fucking facade that our dad and mom are saying. This is all fucking lies for cash, and in case you can't see that, you're ignorant and also you're silly as fuck…negativity sells, gossip is what sells, rumors are what promote."

An expanded model of the 80-minute Kelly interview will air as a one-hour CBS prime time particular on Friday evening (March eight) at eight:00 p.m. ET.