*A day after Gayle King’s explosive interview with R. Kelly aired, she sat down with the two women who live with the singer and they shared details about their relationship with him.
When Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday, they denied claims by their families that Kelly has brainwashed them.
“We both have our individual relationships with him, and we all are a family, all together,” Clary said, noting that they “live with him, and we’re in a relationship with him.”
At one point, Kelly enters the room during the interview, despite his team agreeing he would not interrupt, CBS News reports.
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#RKelly’s new manager has #JoycelynSavage to call her parents after @GayleKing’s explosive interview and after the Savage’s press conference. This is the first time they’ve spoken to their daughter since December 2017. The call sounds scripted and like someone is instructing her. pic.twitter.com/cRRKiZ7hNi
— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) March 7, 2019
The following transcript from part of the interviews comes courtesy of cbsnews.com:
“How do we say this without being inappropriate? Is this a three-way relationship, or do you each have a separate relationship with him? How does this work? I’m curious,” King said.
“Well, both of those,” Clary said. “We have our moments where we sit and watch movies all together, we go to amusement parks all together.”
“I’m not talking about, Azriel, going to movies and sitting, watching – going to parks. I’m talking about is it — is it a three-way sexual relationship between the three of you?” King asked.
“Sexually, well, first of all, I’m not here to talk about my personal life, and I would never share with no one what I do in or outside of the bedroom. And as a woman, I’m sure you would not either,” Clary said.
“No, I wouldn’t but I —”
“Okay, then, so next question,” Clary said.
“No, you’re right, I would not, but this is a very different circumstance. And I think it’s a fair question,” King responded.
“It’s not a different circumstance. There are people all over the world who have multiple girlfriends. It’s no different,” Clary said.
“Do both of you all believe you’re in love with him?”
“Of course,” Clary said.
“Absolutely,” Savage said.
Asked whether their parents should be concerned, Clary said, “No.”
“Well, my parents knew where I have always been. For four years, they have known. They know that I’ve been well taken care of,” Clary said.
“They never thought you were missing, Azriel. They just were wondering if you were okay,” King said.
“Well, my parents have actually came to Chicago and seen me a few times. They’ve — I’ve talked to them. They stopped answering my calls,” Clary said.
Following Kelly’s emotional interview with King, Savage called her family on Wednesday for the first time in years to let them know she’s “OK where I am and I’m happy.”
In a viral video of the phone call, she can be heard saying: “I have told you guys a million, million times that I am OK where I am and I’m happy, so I just want to let you know that.”
YouTube videos of #JoycelynSavage and #AzrielClary confirms that something is awry. Both ladies claim they never wanted to sing, Joycelyn said she never wanted a singing career when interviewed by Gayle King. These videos refute what they said with #RKelly standing near by. pic.twitter.com/j0aiEQBiCD
— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) March 7, 2019
When King tells Clary that she spoke with her father the day before their interview and “he said he was here two days ago, and you wouldn’t even look him in the eye,” Clary responds: “I wouldn’t look him in the eye because he’s a liar. He’s a manipulative liar.”
King fires back with “I’ll tell you why they’re concerned, Azriel, because they say, ‘She’s 17. We found text messages that indicated that she was having sex with R. Kelly when she was 17.’ Is that true?”
“No. No, that is a lie. That is a lie. I was not having sex with him at 17,” Clary said.
“Why would they want to lie about you, their daughter?”
“Okay, so when I first met Robert, my parents told me to lie about my age. So when I met him, he thought that I was 18,” Clary said. “On top of that, when I was 17, my parents were actually making me, trying to get me to take photos with him, take sexual videos with him, all kinds of stuff.”
“Wait, wait, wait. Your parents encouraged you to do sexual videos with R. Kelly?” King asked.
“Yes,” Clary said. “Yes, and they said, because if they ever have to blackmail him, what they’re trying to do now, they can use it against him, which is exactly what they’re doing.”
Savage nodded in agreement, adding, “everything that she’s saying is true.”
“Both our parents are basically out here trying to get money and scam, because they didn’t agree on what happened, you know, with music or whatever it could be. And they’re just very upset,” Savage said.
“This is the first I’m hearing, to be honest with you, that your parents are trying to get money from R. Kelly. Because your father told a very different story to me last night,” King said.
“Yeah, well, yeah, he’s– he’s the manipulator,” Clary said. “He’s very manipulative, so he’s the one you need to watch out for. But my dad and my mom… they started to send threats to both me and him. They said, ‘Oh, I’ll put all your naked pictures all over the world. I’m going to ruin you, I’m going to ruin him. If he doesn’t send $20,000 to this bank account by Monday, oh, I’m gonna put everything out there, and then $10,000 after that.’ You’re trying to solicit me like I’m some f***ing ho. I’m not, I’m your child.”
Both sets of parents deny asking Kelly for money or receiving money from him.
Kelly denied all accusations of sexual abuse during his conversation with King. Last month, the R&B star was hit 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of four women. He is back behind bars for failing to pay $161K in child support to his ex-wife.
CBS News will broadcast a one-hour primetime special showing even more of King’s interview with Kelly and of the two women living with him.
“The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly,” airs Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
#RKelly #AzrielClary #JoycelynSavage #WakeUp #SurvivingRKelly They said in the interview that their parents made them sing and they hated it. Yet here are videos of them enjoying themselves from a couple years back. Obviously they both loved singing.
this is Azriel pic.twitter.com/PlQKXTykmX
— ?ӄɨӄɨ ʍօռɛȶ♓ (@bambibaby99) March 7, 2019