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13th Mar 2019

WATCH: The parents of one of R. Kelly’s live-in girlfriends discuss his relationship with their daughter

Rudi Kinsella

R Kelly

The parents feel like they’ve “failed” their daughter.

Following the Surviving R. Kelly documentary that uncovered a number of allegations of sexual abuse made against the R&B singer, the parents of one of Kelly’s “live-in girlfriends” have given an interview blaming themselves for what happened to their daughter.

Speaking to Gayle King on American broadcaster CBS News, Angelo Clary, father of Azriel Clary, said: “I feel like I failed my daughter because I should have saw different signs.

“I should have saw the change in my baby girl instead of the love that we instilled in her, that she was showing us and putting on a charade. So, guess what? We can take responsibility. But to the world, how much responsibility did R. Kelly take?”

You can take a look at a short clip from the interview here:

Just last week, R. Kelly himself blamed the parents of Azriel Clary for their estrangement from her in an explosive interview that took the internet by storm.

R. Kelly is currently out on bail after turning himself in and pleading not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault.

Kelly is due back in court later this month.

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