R. Kelly's Girlfriend Joycelyn Savage's Patreon Account Shut Down 'Due to Potential Impersonation'
By Liz Calvario
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Joycelyn Savage, one of R. Kelly's girlfriends, is apparently sharing her story.
The 24-year-old, who has been living with the singer since she was 19, appeared to recently open up about her relationship with Kelly. Savage took to Instagram to announce that she had created a Patreon page to detail her experience from meeting, living and interacting with Kelly, who is currently in jail on multiple allegations of sexual abuse.
"Things I am going to reveal that was sweared not to see the day of light — by NDA. I am risking my life for many others," she wrote on her post.
On her Patreon post, per Variety, Savage begins by explaining that she met Kelly at a concert in 2015 and that he flew her and a friend to California, promising that he would help her out with her music career.
"Robert would always look at me in a sexual way the first couple of times we met occasionally," she wrote, per Variety, adding that he told her he could make her like Aaliyah, whom he married when she was 15. "He would say it exactly like this, 'Baby girl, you are going to be the next Aaliyah."
She claims that all her expenses were covered by Kelly, that she would record songs in his studio but they've "never seen the day of light" and that "Robert told me soo many lies my 19 year old mind believed everyone of one [sic] them."
Then after a few months, Savage claims that the singer started giving her commands and making her call him by certain names like "master" or "daddy," the outlet reports. "It started getting worse by day by day, he would raise his voice at me if I didn’t call him by those two names," her post reads. "If Robert called me I would have to reply with ‘Yes, daddy’ or ‘Please daddy’ he was so controlling."
Savage continues by claiming that she didn't have any privacy, that if she showered, one of Kelly's assistants would have to be by the door and that phone calls to her parents were monitored.
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R. Kelly's Girlfriend Joycelyn Savage Tells Parents She's Not Being Held Hostage in Phone Call
"'All this can stop today, you want a career?'" Savage claims Kelly would ask her. “‘Or do you want to live a normal life[?]'”
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, took to Twitter to denounce Savage's post. "It is unfortunate that Joycelyn now seeks to make money by exploiting her long time, loving relationship with Robert. Obviously if she were to tell the truth no one would pay so she has, unfortunately, chosen to regurgitate the stories and lies told by others for her own personal profit. We know the real facts, and it was not until the money ran out that she decided anything was wrong. Hopefully people will see it for the Obvious profiteering it is," he tweeted.
But on Nov. 26, Patreon shut down the account after a rep for the website said in a statement to ET that it was unable to verify that Savage is the author of the posts.
"After multiple unsuccessful attempts to verify the identity of the account holder, we closed the Patreon page allegedly associated with Joycelyn Savage due to potential impersonation," the statement reads. "All patrons who signed up for the membership page were refunded and the creator did not receive any funds."
Savage's parents sent out a statement about the situation via their attorney, Gerald Griggs.
"The recent statement from Patreon underscores the family concern for the safety of their daughter Joycelyn," the statement reads. "Numerous allegations made by the account were alarming and confirmed details from our independent investigation, [though] we also unsuccessfully reached out to the account. With the potential dangers facing Joycelyn and her safety, we are asking for law enforcement to get involved in determining where Joycelyn is and whom is really behind the account that detailed potential crimes."
In August, Kelly, who is jailed in Chicago on sexual abuse and other counts, was charged in Minnesota with soliciting a girl after meeting her before a concert in Minneapolis. The "Ignition" singer has vehemently denied all the allegations he faces.
Meanwhile, Savage, as well as Kelly's other girlfriend, Azriel Clary, defended him during an interview with CBS This Morning's Gayle King in March. Clary bursts into tears while slamming Kelly's critics, saying, "I'm crying because you guys don't know the truth. You guys are believing some f**king facade that our parents are saying. This is all f**king lies for money, and if you can't see that, you're ignorant and you're stupid."
Both Savage and Clary's parents have claimed that their daughters have been brainwashed by him and are part of an alleged sex cult. Earlier this year, ET obtained an audio recording in which Savage tells her parents that she is not being held hostage.
"I have told you guys a million, million times that I am OK where I am and I'm happy, so I just really want to let you know that," Savage says. " You just need to stop it. Like I said millions of times, Mom, I'm not held hostage."
Kelly also spoke about his relationship with the two women in his explosive interview with King. "I love them and it's almost like they're my girlfriends," Kelly said. "It's like, you know, we have a relationship. It's real. And I know guys, I've known guys all my life that have five or six women, OK? So don't go there on me, OK? Because that's the truth."