R. Kelly's girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, are reportedly working hard to raise funds for his release.

Sources close to Kelly's girlfriends told TMZ that they're working hard to help Kelly secure the funds to hire the attorney who got Michael Jackson acquitted in his child molestation trial, Tom Mesereau.

The breaking news outlet also says that the ladies are considering taking a book deal to help with Kelly's case. A few weeks back, it was revealed that the ladies were trying to land a talent manager to help them realize their dreams of stardom - but nobody has chosen to snap them up just yet.

Kelly will reportedly need to raise $1 million to fight his case in New York. It will cost far more to fight his other cases, in Illinois State, Illinois Federal and Minnesota State.

We pray that Joycelyn and Azriel are doing well. Trying to raise this amount of cash is going to be difficult.