As part of Gayle King's interview with R. Kelly, King actually had an opportunity to speak with Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage about allegations that he lured them when they were underage and that they have been brainwashed and held against their will.
The two ladies denied that they have been brainwashed, and instead, pointed their fingers towards their parents who they allege tried to blackmail them and Kelly.
Clary's parents were seen in the "Surviving R. Kelly" docu-series on Lifetime desperately trying to make contact with her at his Chicago studio. Her parents were told that Clary had tried to flee from Kelly but was dragged back against her will.
“I’m crying because you guys don’t know the truth,” Clary told King. “You guys are believing some f*cking facade that our parents are saying. This is all f*cking lies for money, and if you can’t see that, you’re ignorant and you’re stupid.”
On Wednesday, Kelly said the following about his relationship with the women:
“I love them and it’s almost like, they’re my girlfriends,” Kelly said. “It’s like, you know, we have a relationship. It’s real. And I know guys, I’ve known guys all my life that have five or six women, okay? So don’t go there on me, okay? Because that’s the truth.”
CBS will air the interview with Clary and Savage on Friday.