‘He NEVER wanted to Get help.’ Tune in Tomorrow (Thursday/09-30-21) For Gayle King’s Full Interview With Azriel Clary … Her First Interview Since R. Kelly Was Found Guilty.
Clary, who was a minor when she met Kelly, previously defended him in an interview with King in 2019.
This is her first interview since R. Kelly was found guilty of all 9 counts against him, including racketeering and sex trafficking charges.
EXCLUSIVE: @GayleKing sits down with Azriel Clary, who was a minor when she met R. Kelly, for her first interview since testifying against him.
“He was selfish. He was greedy. He was a pedophile. And he never, not once, wanted to get help.”
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) September 29, 2021
GAYLE KING: R. Kelly’s– Defense Attorney said after the verdict came in that– said that R. Kelly was surprised that he was found guilty. Are you surprised that he’s surprised that he was found guilty, and that he was actually angry—
AZRIEL CLARY: Wow.
GAYLE KING: –and surprised that he was found guilty?
AZRIEL CLARY: I feel like, you know… I know that he knows that he is guilty. People told him. People tried to warn him. People tried to help him. He didn’t care. He was selfish. He was greedy. He was a pedophile. And he never, not once, wanted to get help.
GAYLE KING: You said people tried to warn him. What do you mean? How so?
AZRIEL CLARY: Meaning, like, assistants. They would tell him, you know– “These people are minors. You– you can’t be flying people in. I don’t know what you’re doing with them, but–”
GAYLE KING: And his response would be?
AZRIEL CLARY: “Mind your business. You’re fined. Or you’re fired.” That’s the only options that he would give people that worked for him. And I feel like it’s very disturbing for him to sit and think that he is still innocent, when he knows of all the trauma that he put us through.
Watch Gayle King’s exclusive interview with Azriel Clary on “CBS Mornings,” Thursday, September 30, 7:00-9:00 a.m. ET.