The two women whose parents fear have been “brainwashed” by R. Kelly have been living at the R&B singer’s Chicago home and walking his Pomeranian named “Believe” while he’s been in jail, Kelly’s lawyer told INSIDER.
Kelly appeared in a New York courtroom on Friday to be arraigned on new federal charges, including racketeering and violating federal trafficking laws.
Prosecutors allege that Kelly ran an elaborate enterprise to exploit women and young girls and coerce them into committing illegal sexual activity. Kelly pleaded not guilty to the charges on Friday, and his lawyer, Steve Greenberg, said his client will likely be transported back to a Chicago jail after the hearing.
Greenberg told INSIDER that Kelly’s two live-in girlfriends, Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, also flew to New York to attend court in support of the embattled singer.
Kelly has been incarcerated in a Chicago jail since July 11, when he wasarrested on new federal sex-crime charges brought by prosecutors in Chicago. Altogether, Kelly is now facing both state charges and federal charges in Illinois, as well as federal charges in New York.
Clary and Savage’s parents have been outspoken about their fears that their daughters are being held against their will. The parents also took part in the Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” which chronicled their failed efforts to bring the women back to their families.
The popular series also featured a number of women who accused Kelly of holding them in a “sex cult,” where he controlled aspects of their lives like how they dressed, when they ate, when they used the restroom, and whom they spoke to.
Greenberg said Clary and Savage are not being held in any such conditions, and have willingly lived at Kelly’s Chicago condo since his arrest last month.
“Everyone’s like, ‘Oh they’re sex slaves.’ They came to bond court when he got arrested on the state charges, they came to bond court when he got arrested not he federal charges. I mean, these are not people who are being held hostage,” Greenberg said. “They have been out and about in the city of Chicago since he’s been locked up.”
Greenberg added that the women just visited him at his Chicago office last week, where he accompanied them on a walk with the singer’s dog.
“These are not people who have been chained to a post inside the place,” Greenberg said. “I was over at his condo dozens of times — there’s not buckets waiting for people to pee in. All of that is just so absurd.”
Clary and Savage have also spoken publicly about their relationship with Kelly, explaining the arrangement to CBS’s Gayle King in an interview in March.
“We both have our individual relationships with him, and we all are family all together,” Clary told King. “We have our moments where we sit and watch movies all together, we go to amusement parks all together.”
Followers of televangelist TB Joshua on edge as 27th March prophesy deadline for coronavirus looms
Followers of televangelist TB Joshua on edge as 27th March prophesy deadline for coronavirus looms
The Nigerian prophet and general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all nations Prophet TB Joshua during one of his services said the deadly coronavirus ravaging the world will disappear just as it came by March 27th 2020
Another Nigerian based televangelists Apostle Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministries also told his followers that God told him the virus will disappear just as it came but didn’t attach a deadline to it
The coronavirus however seem to be getting worst around the globe both in terms of numbers of infected cases and dead rates
Many continue to die around the world and African countries are increasingly infected with WHO officials warning millions could die in the continent if nothing urgent is done to help.
But this would not be the first time prophet TB Joshua’s prophesy fails to come true should the 27 March deadline fails to end the virus around the globe.
During the heated US elections between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, the revered man of God with millions of followers across the globe said he saw a woman emerging as the winner of the race.
It would later turnout Trump won the election even though his followers consoled themselves with the fact that Hilary Clinton won the popular vote
It remains highly unlikely that the deadly coronavirus will suddenly disappear between now and tomorrow morning.
Music legend Manu Dibango dies of coronavirus in Paris-France
After haven’t been killed on social media on many occasions, Cameroonim super star and music legend Manu Dibango has finally died due to coronavirus at the age of 86
A message from his official Facebook account reads
Dear family, dear friends, dear fans,
A voice raises from far away…
It is with deep sadness that we announce you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away on 24th of March 2020, at 86 years old, further to covid 19.
His funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible.
Emmanuel N’Djoké Dibango is a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who plays saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music.
Camair Diva Daphne shines at the biggest music award in Africa [Full list of winners]
The 2019 African Muzik Magazine Awards(AFRIMMA) took place over the weekend in Dallas, Texas and Cameroon’s music diva Daphne shines brightest as the singer won the best female musician in Central Africa.
The Calee singer was the only Cameroonian to back home an award in a night which saw famous names in the continents music industry smiling home with recognition and more money in the bank
The awards show hosted a lot of the biggest and brightest new African talent, with the likes of Fally Ipupa, 2Baba, Zlatan Rema, and many more in attendance.
The big winners at the 2019 AFRIMMAs include Nigeria’s Zlatan, who took home the Best Newcomer award and the Song of the Yearaward for “Killin Dem” alongside Burna Boy. Burna Boy also won the Artist of the Yearaward.
For the Best East African Male and Femaleawards, Tanzania’s Ommy Dimpoz and Kenya’s Akothee won big. In the Best Male Southern Africa categories, Master KG took home a trophy, while Fally Ipupa won for Best Male Central Africa.
Late Ivorian star DJ Arafat received a post-humous honor for Best Francophone, while Togo’s Toofan won Best African Group. Phynowon Best Rap Act and his fellow countryman Rema won Video of the Year.
Additionally, 2Baba was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
AFRIMMA is not to be confused with the Nigerian-based All Africa Music Awards(AFRIMA), which is a separate event.
See the full list of 2019 AFRIMMA winners below.
Best Female East Africa – Akothee
Best Collaboration – Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killing Dem
Afrimma Video of The Year – Rema – Dumebi
Best Lusophone – Nelson Freitas
Best New Act – Zlatan
Best Rap Act – Phyno
Best African Group – Toofan
Best Video Director – Sasha Vybz
Best Male Southern Africa – MasterKG
Best Francophone – DJ Arafat
Song of The Year – Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killin Dem
Best Male Central Africa – Fally Ipupa
Best Male East Africa – Ommy Dimpoz
Artist of The Year – Burna Boy
RADIO/TV PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Willy Tuva
Transformational Leadership Award – Governor Hassan Ali Joho
AFRIMMA COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD – Rep. Helen Giddings
AFRIMMA COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD – Prince Ned Nwoko
Best Female West Africa – Aya Nakamura
Best Female Central Africa – Daphne
Best Female Southern Africa – Sho Madjozi
Crossing Boundaries with Music Award – Davido
Best Gospel Artist – Mercy Chinwo
Best Dj Africa – Dj Man Renas
Best African Dj USA – Dj Poison Ivy
Music Producer of The Year – Kel-P
Best African Dancer – Izzie Odigie
Best Live Act – Diamond Platnumz
Best Male West Africa – Burna Boy
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