R. Kelly’s Girlfriends Got In A Fight On Instagram Live & Now The Police Are Involved

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As if the charges he’s currently facing weren’t already gravely serious, R&B singer R. Kelly’s legal situation might be getting even more complicated with the latest developments in his personal life. Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, Kelly’s girlfriends who both live in the singer’s Chicago Trump Tower condo, got into a major altercation on Wednesday — which happened to be Kelly’s 53rd birthday.
Clary, who has recently become more active on social media, took to Instagram Live to document an argument that she was having with Savage in the apartment that they shared. "You're disrespectful!" Savage was heard saying. "You're so evil!"
More words were exchanged between the two before Savage lunged at the phone, with Instagram recording the entire altercation. The scuffle was broken up, but not before viewers heard Clary accuse Savage of "sleeping with a minor."
After the fight, Clary appeared on camera to talk about what happened. "I'm trying to be an advocate for women," the 22-year-old said as she hastily packed up her belongings. "Rob has been lying to all of y'all, and that is the sad part about it. He had people like me lying for him — that's why we never watched the documentary. So we went on Gayle King, as stupid as can fucking be."
Chicago PD arrived at the condo after the fight, and Savage was taken into custody after initially fleeing the scene; she was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and will have to appear in court on February 6. Clary, who claimed that Savage had punched her in the face, was taken to a local hospital and was treated for swelling and redness in her eye.
Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg was quick to dismiss Clary's claims, telling TMZ that he believed the fight was staged: "I have a statement written by Azriel that she provided to me, voluntarily, after Robert was already in jail, that said she never had sex with him when she was underaged." Even behind bars, Kelly maintains his innocence.
It's a surprising turn of events in the Kelly's personal life considering that Clary and Savage were once the singer's most vocal advocates. Last year, both women sat down with Gayle King to dispel the allegations circulating about their involvement with Kelly, claiming that their families were making up false stories for attention and money.
Now, it seems that Clary's loyalty to Kelly is wavering since the charges against the singer-songwriter are racking up as the days pass — the high-profile federal investigation into his alleged sex crimes involves charges of child pornography, criminal sexual assault, and criminal sexual abuse. The influence of the powerful Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly also swayed public opinion of the case, allowing survivors of Kelly's alleged abuse to come forward with their harrowing stories.
Clary is continuing to post on social media, promising her followers that she'll share her truth some time soon. Only time will tell what effect her story will have on Kelly's case.
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