R. Kelly’s Ex Azriel Clary Says The Most Backlash She Received Was From The Black Community: It Was Quite Disturbing

R. Kelly’s Ex Azriel Clary Says The Most Backlash She Received Was From The Black Community: It Was Quite Disturbing

Azriel Claryinfamously known for her previous relationship with R. Kelly, is speaking out about the hate she received for her connection to the disgraced singer.

Azriel Clary’s parents were featured on Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly at the beginning of 2019 and spoke on how she met him when she was underage. They alleged that he was abusing and brainwashing her while she lived in his home.

At the top of 2020, Azriel Clary, now 23, was seen moving out of R. Kelly’s condo in Chicago before she reunited with her family. She reportedly lived with R. Kelly for five years. While leaving, she got into a physical fight with his other then-girlfriend Joycelyn Savage, whose parents made similar claims against him.



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Now, Azriel Clary said the most criticism she received was from the black community.

“For me personally, it was quite disturbing. A majority of the backlash that I received was from the Black community and other influencers and celebrities. But more importantly, that’s kind of what made me feel like it is quite important that I share this because there are so many people that are just like me. Victims are not the ones that should be shamed. It should be the predator. It should be the abuser.”

She added:

“It just shows that there is still a lot of hypocritical people and there are a lot of people that are just very ignorant to the situation. There’s really nothing that I can do for them, personally, but what I can do is help victims know that it is okay to tell how you feel. It is okay to open up with the world regardless of the backlash that it comes with.”

She continued and said despite the hate, she’s convinced she can make a difference by being open about her story.

“I think that me speaking out will really help a lot of people because everyone has dealt with abuse, or knows someone that has gone through some abuse in some way shape, or form. Young girls in today’s society, we don’t have those role models to look up to. We don’t have those people telling us what’s proper in a relationship and what’s not proper. Personally, I hope that I am an example.”

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Authored by: Char Patterson