R.Kelly – Azriel Clary Says Singer Beat Her With A Sneaker For Hours While She Was Naked, Blackmailed Everyone
Azriel Clary was infamously known as one of the 53-year-old’s live-in girlfriends until she moved out of his condo in Trump Tower in Chicago and reunited with her parents. She reportedly lived with R. Kelly, who is currently on trial for child pornography and other related charges, since she was 17-years-old during summer break from school.
In an interview with The Sun, Azriel Clary alleged,
“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.”
She went on to speak on R. Kelly’s alleged actions and added that he allegedly goes great lengths to cover them up.
“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 of people saying that they’ve stolen from him. He has letters from people saying that they’ve been molested or touched by their parents or their brothers or a family member. He even has people on film molesting their younger nieces or younger brothers.”
As for why the alleged victims haven’t come forward, Clary says she believes they’re ashamed.
“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.”
She went on to recall when she first noticed something was wrong. She said she witnessed one of the reported victims allegedly get jumped by R. Kelly and two other girlfriends because she refused to clean.
“We were in Atlanta at the mansion and he rushed into the room and said he had a meeting and one of the girls didn’t want to help clean up for that meeting. And so two of the other girlfriends begin to verbally abuse the other girlfriend and then they began to physically abuse her. They started punching her, slapping her and then from there, Robert came into the room and he began to abuse her as well, verbally and physically slapping her, punching her, pushing her, just throwing her around like a ragdoll. That was my very first red flag.”
She said he allegedly once turned his anger toward her and allegedly used a size 12 Air Force one to abuse her for hours while she was naked. She said the alleged incident occurred because he caught her talking to her friends from high school on the phone.
“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. 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, he abused me verbally and then he beat me physically. 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 another alleged girlfriend, who went by Juice, had to bathe her afterward as R. Kelly allegedly apologized.
“Afterwards, he came in there and he apologized and sobbed and cried and he did everything to try and make me feel like he was so sincere.”
As for alleged sexual abuse, she said she allegedly happened 3 to 5 times a day thanks to his alleged “high sex drive.”
“I don’t think any woman ever wanted to sleep with the other, it was just something we all became immune to, to please him. It was easier pleasing him then getting beat every other day…and everyone learned that very quickly.”
She said she’s even allegedly witnessed young girls being recruited.
“I’ve seen him ask women to go approach other girls for him and give them his number – like at the mall and things like that. It could be anywhere really, you could be out eating, at a park, in the middle of driving – if he sees someone that he likes, he’ll definitely send a girl that he feels confident in doing those types of things for him.”
She alleged that R. Kelly even controlled things from jail and caused drama between her and Joycelyn Savage as they were the only two live-in girlfriends left.
“MCC is on the left side of the street and there’s a train that runs straight in front of the MCC in Chicago. So every day he would make us go up there and stand up there and wave to him at four o’clock through the window of the jail.”
“I was the only one that he wanted to visit him in jail. So for those first four or five months, I was the only one visiting him, which was very hard on Joycelyn and it was still a way of manipulation, by keeping her angry at me because I’m the only one that can see him.”
“I know that he knows that he’s done something wrong. And truthfully I feel like because he’s 53 he just knows that he has too much to lose now.”
She went on to speak on the infamous interview she and Joycelyn Savage did with Gayle King where they defended R. Kelly and said their parents were trying to extort him.
“I definitely do believe that I was very naive and very brainwashed and manipulated by him. And as much as I hate to say it I’m woman enough and I’m grown enough to admit that yes, I was brainwashed and yes, I was manipulated. And yes, this man did have me wrapped around his finger. If he would have told me to jump, I would have said, ‘how high?’ It was all in because I just genuinely just loved him and I love hard.”
She added that she’s still working on life with her family as she went years without speaking to them. As for R. Kelly, she said,
“I just feel sad for him. I really do. Because I loved him. I gave him all of me, and because I gave him all of me, he did not have to take advantage of me the way that he did. And that’s what really was the most heartbreaking because, what he did was so wrong. And the fact that once I watched the documentary, seeing him do it to so many other women, it kind of makes you feel like, ‘Okay, I’m not special. You’ve been doing this since the 1990s’. It’s really heartbreaking because I genuinely did love him and I genuinely did want a future with him. And now when I hear his name I just wish I could erase every memory, whether good or bad.”
R. Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg has since spoken out on Twitter.
“We are surprised to learn that Ms. Clary is making these allegations. What she now says is directly contrary to truth, and the facts that have been brought forward by Ms. Clary in the past. It is also directly contrary to what we expect to be the proof. As with other “accusers” the lack of proof and their past actions impeach them. 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 personally capitalize from their relationship, and the only way to do so is to parrot the false narrative. The allegations are not true. Still, Mr. Kelly bears only good will towards Ms. Clary.”
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