One of R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriends reacted to the news of the singer’s prison sentence.
The devil don’t play fair, but God do!
— AZRIELMOSTWANTED (@theonlyazriel) June 29, 2022
Azriel was one of the women that lived with the “Bump N’ Grind” singer in Chicago. Initially, she was riding hard for R. Kelly. During a 2019 interview with Gayle King, she defended the singer. However, during R. Kelly’s trial in NY, she testified against him.
In an interview after the trial, Azriel told Gayle, “I was lost, and I felt invisible, and I gave someone that control over me to basically make me do whatever it was that they wanted me to do and act however they wanted me to act.”
Azriel has moved on with her life and is focused on her music career. She dropped a new track today, according to her Twitter post.
We reported earlier that the 55-year-old singer received 30 years in his Brooklyn, New York trial for sex crimes. In September, he got convicted by a federal judge for racketeering conspiracy involving 12 individual criminal acts, which included sex with multiple underage girls. In addition, a 1994 scheme to bribe an Illinois public aid official to get a fake ID for Aaliyah, to marry her, while she was 15 at the time, Kelly was 27.
He’s been facing accusations for over 20 years. Reuters reports he didn’t speak during the hearing but always denied the claims.
Bill Cosby reportedly reacted to the ruling, TMZ reports. Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, said the former comedian said, “The guy was railroaded.” Wyatt is “confident” the disgraced R&B singer will be released, like Cosby. In 2019, Cosby Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand. In 2021, the conviction was overturned after a DA messed up a deal he made to avoid prosecution. R Kelly doesn’t have that deal, so it’s unclear if he’ll get the same fate as Cosby.
R. Kelly isn’t out of the woods yet. His Chicago trial date has been delayed due to issues with the availability of the courtroom. The jury trial date was set for August 1 and is pushed back to the 15. He could face more time.
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