Singer R Kelly has accused the parents of the women he allegedly sexually abused of selling their daughters to him. The singer made this known in his first interview since getting bailed from arrest.
In the 80 minutes interview with CBS NEWS, R Kelly described the women, Jocelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, as his ‘girlfriends’. He also claimed that he began dating Clary when she was aged 21 and not 17.
‘They’re my girlfriends, we have a relationship. It’s real. I’ve known guys all my life to have five or six women’, 52-year old R Kelly said.
‘I don’t look at [whether they’re] much younger than me, I just look at legal. I don’t know if you’re married. One might be older than the other.
‘I’m a man that loves all women.’
Speaking on how he met Clary:
‘I didn’t go looking for a Jocelyn Savage, I was doing my show. [Her father] asked a friend of mine to bring her on the stage with R Kelly.’
The singer also stated that he’s still seeing Clary. When asked if he had sex with her when she was 17, he said:
‘Absolutely not. Although her parents wanted me to.’
He went on to accused the parents of the women of selling their daughter to him.
‘What kind of father, what of mother will sell their daughter to a man? How come it was OK for me to see them until they wasn’t getting no money from it?
‘If I were going to take my daughter and she’s 19 to a 49-year-old’s concert, I’m not going to take her to the stage and leave her.’