Let’s just say R. Kelly did not have the best of days yesterday (January 8). Not only did he spent his 53rd birthday in jail, awaiting trial for a slew of charges, but now comes word that his two “girlfriends” had a physical altercation inside their Chicago home!
It all started when 22-year-old Azriel Clary went live on her Instagram as she was seemingly packing her things, moving out of the Trump Tower condo she shared with the disgraced R&B singer and his other “girlfriend,” 24-year-old Joycelyn Savage. In the video, obtained by The Shade Room, the two women began to argue. Joycelyn, who was trying to obtain some of the singer’s awards, was visibly upset that Azriel had other men in the home. (The men, including Azriel’s father, were apparently just trying to help Azriel move out.) Azriel then blasted Joycelyn for having sex with her when she was a minor. Shortly after, things escalated, with Joycelyn physically attacking Azriel in the home.
Following the fight, Azriel went back on IG Live and further expressed her emotions, admitting that R. Kelly and Joycelyn both had sex with her when she was underage. As we know, Azriel started living with them when she was only 17. She then contacted police with the desire to press charges against Joycelyn for assault and for the sexual contact. And yes, this was captured on video too. This was definitely a complete 180 from her stance last year, when she and Joycelyn vehemently defended Kelly in the infamous Gayle King interview (seen above).
Anyway, Joycelyn did turn herself in to Chicago PD and was subsequently charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery. In addition, Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, denies Azriel’s accusations and claims that the whole altercation was staged. In a statement to TMZ, he claims he has a written statement from her, saying that Kelly never had sex with her while she was underage. Considering the fact that Kelly is accused of making his victims sign false statements to clear his name, we can take that with a grain of salt.
Kelly is currently awaiting trial for almost 2 dozen state and federal charges. He has pleaded not guilty, but he faces life in prison if convicted.