Federal investigators are reportedly in possession of an audio recording in which R. Kelly’s teen girlfriend apparently claims the singer forced her to lie about their sexual relationship to her parents, threatening to cut her off financially.
The Blast reports that Joycelyn Savage was recorded telling her voice coach that Kelly was angry that she told her parents about their relationship. Savage reportedly also said Kelly told her to send him a text message saying, “I lied about me and you having sex,” apparently to cover his tracks.
“I told him what was going on. He can’t trust me…I have to gain his trust back because he really likes me a lot,” Savage is allegedly heard telling the voice coach.
According to the tabloid, Savage went on to say that Kelly possibly gave her herpes and that she feared her father would find out about it. The voice coach can be heard pleading with Savage to reconsider her relationship with Kelly throughout the recording.
“At the end of the day you’re trying to gain R. Kelly’s trust but what about your loyalty to your family or your father? They’re the ones that’s gonna be by your side at the end of the day, R. Kelly don’t give a f**k,” the coach says.
Sources told The Blast that the audio was turned over to federal authorities as Kelly faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Illinois.
In 2015, Kelly reportedly flew Savage out to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for a so-called private audition, claiming he wanted to mentor the aspiring singer, who is believed to have been 19 years old at the time. Since then, Savage’s parents have accused Kelly, now 52, of brainwashing the now-23-year-old and holding her against her will.
Earlier this month, Savage and Azriel Clary, 21, Kelly’s live-in girlfriends, accused their families of making false allegations against Kelly as part of an extortion plot.
In an interview with Gayle King that aired on CBS, Savage said, “Our parents are basically out here trying to get money and scam because they didn’t agree on music or whatever it could be and they’re very upset.”
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R. Kelly Pressured Joycelyn Savage Into Denying Their Sexual Relationship By Threatening To Cut Her Off – Blogged By: @carmen.roxanna ( 🎥: @blast) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ New audio recordings reveal that R. Kelly threatened to cut off one of his girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage, after she told him her family knows about their sexual relationship. The recording was Savage speaking with her vocal coach about the situation, which included discussion about possibly contracting an STD from the singer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the audio obtained by #TheBlast, Joycelyn explained to her vocal coach Kelly became very angry after finding out she told her family about their sexual relationship. Savage said, “I told him what was going on… He can’t trust me. I have to gain his trust back because he said he really likes me a lot.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She also said Kelly wanted her to send a text message saying, “I lied about me and you having sex,” in case he ever needed a defense. Savage also revealed that he may have given her an STD and she was nervous about her father finding out about any positive test results. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Savage’s voice coach and friend, advised her that Kelly seemed to be covering his tracks and suggested that Savage stop speaking to him about her family. The friend has reportedly shared her story with federal investigators. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Blast, “Joycelyn confided in her closest friends that Kelly allegedly sexually assaulted her during their first meeting, and her family firmly believes that incident started a pattern of physical and psychological abuse that resulted in total dedication to the star.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The audio recording has reportedly been given to authorities.
[Featured Image: Joycelyn Savage/”CBS This Morning” YouTube video screengrab]