Photo Credit: Azriel Clary/Instagram; R Kelly/Instagram
One of R Kelly’s live-in girlfriends, Azriel Clary has recently broken free and now determined to tell it all. Her recent revelation involves the fact that R Kelly not only has victims across the country, which should surprise no one, but the fact that he came up with a pretty disgusting way to blackmail them all. “I think that there’s hundreds of victims out there. Robert has his live-in girlfriends; he has girlfriends in every city. He has flings in every city. There’s usually three main cities in every state. So, three times 50 —that lets you know how many women are probably out there and that’s probably not even hitting it on the nail,” Clary told the U.S. Sun. “For the most part, he blackmails everyone. He makes everyone do very degrading stuff, whether on film or writing it down, he makes them sign it. And I think a lot of women are ashamed or embarrassed to come out because of stuff like that because it’ll be incriminating them —there’s so much stuff.”
“He has letters from people saying that they’ve been molested or touched by their parents or their brothers or a family member,” Clary added. “He even has people on film molesting their younger nieces or younger brothers. And so, I know a lot of women out there are too embarrassed, humiliated, and ashamed to come out because this man had that much power to control them, to make them molest their younger niece or to molest their younger brother. Personally, had I ever done anything like that, I would be entirely too ashamed to come forward. Thankfully, I’ve never been in that situation. But have I seen it done to other women? Yes, I have.”
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg has said that what Clary is stating not only isn’t true but that it directly conflicts previous statements she’s made. “We are surprised to learn that Ms. Clary is now making these allegations. Restricted by the protective orders the prosecution requested, we are not able to litigate these matters in the press. However, the information provided is directly contrary to facts that have been brought forward by Ms. Clary in the past,” Greenberg said to the U.S. Sun. “The facts she is now reciting are directly contrary to her numerous other accounts, as well as —in certain instances— what we expect to be the documentary proof from sources not involved in any of the pending cases. In sum, Ms. Clary had a long-term consensual relationship with Mr. Kelly. It continued after he was arrested when she was free to do as she wished. It is clear that she now seeks to benefit from their relationship. The allegations are not true “Still, Mr. Kelly bears only goodwill towards Ms. Clary,” Greenberg added.
Among Clary’s allegations is the physically abusive nature of their relationship where she told a story about all of the welts he left all over her body in a jealous rage of his. “I was talking to my friends from high school and he didn’t like that I was still talking to them …he thought that I was keeping things from him,” Clary told The U.S. Sun. “I was just in communication with two of my girlfriends and he made me text them a very long lie, basically saying why I no longer wanted to be friends with them. And then he beat me with a shoe —a size 12, Nike Air Force One shoe. And he beat me all over, it felt like hours and I was covered in welts all the way from my neck down.” She said he had another girl bathe her afterwards.
One thing to notice here is that Kelly’s attorney seems to still be seeking to have a close relationship with Clary, careful not to piss her off too much. That’s important but something tells me she’s not finished. And after the fight she got into with Kelly’s other girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage and living with her parents now, she has no reason to give any loyalty to Kelly.