R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriend Azriel Clary is speaking out about the physical abuse that the singer put her through. In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Clary detailed the abuse she went through while dating the R&B singer.
She said, “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.”
Clary says that Kelly blackmails all of the women he gets involved in.
“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,” she continued.
“And so 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,” she said. “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.”
Clary says she had to ask for permission to do anything. She had to ask to go to the bathroom and had to wear loose clothing at all times. Every time she left his sight, she had to wear hats. Clary claims that he beat her with a size 12 Air Force One shoe from her neck all the way down her body.
“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,” she said.. “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.”
To see Clary’s interview, click here.