R. Kelly Claims His ‘Brainwashed’ Girlfriends’ Parents ‘Handed’ Them To Him

Posted On : March 6, 2019

R. Kelly Claims His ‘Brainwashed’ Girlfriends’ Parents ‘Handed’ Them To Him


R&B superstar R. Kelly claimed the parents of the two young women he is accused of kidnapping “sold” them to him. Kelly, shouted, screamed and cried while being interviewed by Gayle King for CBS News.

He also vehemently denied he was a pedophile in an a explosive sit-down that aired on Wednesday.

He Wanted To Address The “Lies”

The astonishing interview came without promotion as shocked viewers tuned in to hear what Kelly had to say. The Ignition singer says he decided to speak out to clear up the “lies” against him pending his next court appearance on child sex abuse charges.

The 52-year-old is facing 70 years imprisonment if convicted on the four counts he is accused of. Three of his four alleged victims were underage when he allegedly slept with them. The incidents happened between 1998 and 2010.

He Described Clary And Savage As His “Girlfriends”

In one shocking moment in the jaw-dropping interview, Kelly had to be restrained by his publicist. He broke down in tears as he declared that he was “fighting for his life.”

Kelly was also asked about the nature of his relationship with Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23. He described them both as his “girlfriends.” However both of the women’s families claim he brainwashed them after meeting them at concerts. Kelly first met Clary when she was 17, after he pulled her onto the stage with him. He also reportedly met Savage backstage at a different show with her mother. Savage was 19.

King asked him: “What kind of love is it that keeps these young women away from their families?” Kelly replied: “I’m going answer your question — what kind of father, what kind of mother would sell their daughter to a man?”

He Denied Having Sex With Underage Girls

Kelly continued: “How come it was okay for me to see them until they wasn’t getting no money from me? Why would you take your daughter — if I were going to take my daughter and she’s 19 years old to a 49-year-old icon whatever, celebrity, R. Kelly concert?”

King then asked: “You’re saying the parents handed their daughters, Azriel and Jocelyn, over you to? That’s what you’re saying?'” Kelly replied: “Absolutely. Are the cameras still going? Absolutely.” Kelly also claimed to never focus on how much younger his girlfriends are. He was just happy that they were “legal.”

“I don’t look at much younger than me, I just look at legal. I just look at you’re you and I am me.”

“They’re Lying On Me”

Kelly’s accused Savage and Clary’s parents of lying.

“They’re lying on me…You can start a rumor about a guy like me or a celebrity just like that. All you have to do is press a button on your phone and say, ‘so and so did this to me. R Kelly did this to me.’ If you get any traction from that, if you are able to write a book from that, if you can get a reality show then any girl that I had a relationship with in the past that it just didn’t work out, she can come and say the same exact thing,” he said.

Azriel Clary and Jocelyn Savage had a separate interview with King which airs Friday. Both girls defend their relationship with R Kelly.