R. Kelly’s former girlfriend Azriel Clary recently sat down with Fox Soul’s Claudia Jordan to speak about the backlash she’s received since speaking out about the abuse she suffered by Kelly.
Clary explained that most of the backlash she’s received since making the claims has come from the Black community and other celebrities. She explained, “For me personally, it was quite disturbing. A majority of the backlash that I received was from the Black community and other influencers and celebrities. But more importantly, that’s kind of what made me feel like it is quite important that I share this because there are so many people that are just like me. Victims are not the ones that should be shamed. It should be the predator. It should be the abuser.”
She added, “It just shows that there is still a lot of hypocritical people and there are a lot of people that are just very ignorant to the situation. There’s really nothing that I can do for them, personally, but what I can do is help victims know that it is okay to tell how you feel. It is okay to open with the world regardless of the backlash that it comes with.”