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R. Kelly's girlfriends, Jocelyn Savage (L) and Azriel Clary, leave after a hearing in the racketeering and sex trafficking case of Kelly at Brooklyn federal court on August 2, 2019 in New York. - R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty in a New York court to federal charges including racketeering that allege he systematically recruited girls for sex while touring.
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Azriel Clary Says She Was Physically And Mentally Abused By R. Kelly

The 22-year-old claims Kellz beat her with a shoe for “what felt like hours.”

In her first major interview since leaving R. Kelly, Azriel Clary detailed the physical and mental abuse that she experienced, including being beaten with a shoe.

“I think that there’s hundreds of victims out there,” Clary told the UK Sun. “Robert has live-in girlfriends, he has girlfriend in every city. He has flings in every city. There’s usually three main cities in every state. So three times 50 - that lets you know how many women are probably out there and that's probably not even hitting it on the nail.”

The 22-year-old Baltimore native, who admitted to lying in a Gayle King interview where she defended Kelly, alleges that he made her have sex with him, and other men and women, “three to five times a day.”

According to Clary, Kelly “blackmails everyone” and makes them do “degrading” things, whether it's on film, or making them sign incriminating documents. She went on to claim that Kelly made women lie about being molested by family members.

“He even has people on film molesting their younger nieces or younger brothers. I know a lot of women out there are too embarrassed, humiliated, and ashamed to come out because this man had that much power to control them, to make them molest their younger niece or to molest their younger brother.

“Personally had I ever done anything like that, I would be entirely too ashamed to come forward,” Clary noted. “Thankfully, I've never been in that situation. But have I seen it done to other women? Yes, I have.”

Kelly’s lawyer has denied Clary’s allegations against his client.

Clary was 17 when she met Kelly while attending one of his concerts. She later became one of his main live-in girlfriends, but the relationship turned abusive. During one incident, Clary claims that he made her get naked and beat her with a shoe for “what felt like hours,” as punishment for talking to her high school friends on the phone. Clary claims Kelly made her send a text message telling her friends that she was cutting them out of her life.

“And then he beat me, he abused me verbally and then he beat me physically,” she recalled. “He beat me with a shoe — a size 12, Nike Air Force One shoe. And he beat me all over, it felt like hours and I was covered in welts all the way from my neck down.”

After the alleged beating, Kelly cried and apologized, and had another girlfriend bathed Clary. She also accused Kelly of sexually abusing victims on a regular basis, typically in retaliation for “embarrassing him in front of other women,” refusing to participate in sexual activities, or for not “performing well” during sex.

“It was easier pleasing him then getting beat every other day,” said Clary.

Kelly is currently jailed and awaiting trail on multiple sexual abuse charges.

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Tory Lanez Sued Over Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artists and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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