R. Kelly says he did not develop a relationship with one of his girlfriends because of her career as an aspiring singer, but a phone call between the two appears to prove the exact opposite, and now the audio from the call has been presented to federal investigators.
The Blast obtained audio of a phone call between Kelly and Joycelyn Savage during the early phase of their relationship. As we reported, Savage was flown out to meet Kelly in 2015 after making it clear she wanted the singer to determine if she had the chops for the music industry.
In the call, Kelly can be heard playfully singing to Savage, asking the girl, “Are you still on the phone?” to which she laughs and confirms she’s listening to his every word.
“I noticed that all the way,” Kelly confidently tells Savage, adding that, “I love the song … Just needs some changes, a few different melody changes … it needs to be doped up.”
Savage then tells the R&B star, “I wanna work with you on that song,” and he seems to confirm that they will be working together soon.
The conversation makes it pretty clear Savage wants to be an artist, and that Kelly thinks she has talent. However, when the “Ignition” singer sat down with Gayle King, he was adamant that “Nothing about her told me she sings,” when speaking about his relationship and initial attraction to Savage. He claimed Savage did perform for him, but she “couldn’t sing.”
The audio may be crucial evidence in the case, considering Kelly may have intentionally removed this key fact from describing his relationship with several girls.
As we reported, Savage confided in two close friends that Kelly allegedly sexually assaulted her during their first encounter but she did not want to press charges against the singer. Her family tried to stage an intervention to keep her away from Kelly, but were unable to stop the relationship from growing.
Meanwhile, the people Savage told about the alleged abuse have been sharing their testimony with federal investigators as they continue to pursue a case against the singer for alleged sex trafficking.
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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.