AceShowbiz - R. Kelly's girlfriends have denied reports they've been evicted from his Trump Tower apartment following his sex crimes arrest.
The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer was taken into custody on Thursday, July 11 and indicted on federal charges including sexual exploitation of a child and kidnapping.
A report from U.S. website The Blast claimed the two women, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, had been turfed out of the singer's home in Chicago, Illinois, claims the pair denied in a video obtained by TMZ.com editors.
In the video, recorded from the Trump Tower apartment overlooking the Chicago skyline, Azriel does the majority of the talking and brands reports they have been evicted "fake news" and says the pair are fine and are able to come and go freely from the home.
She also hit out at Joycelyn's parents, who have claimed their daughter has been brainwashed and used as a "sex slave" by the singer, with her father Timothy confronting his publicist at a press conference held after the arrest.
Joycelyn's parents first accused Kelly of sexual misconduct back in 2017, and their allegations sparked renewed scrutiny of the musician's personal life. He has been arrested three times this year after several former associates and his ex-wife made shocking allegations claiming he coerced underage girls into becoming his sex slaves.
His girlfriends are still supportive, however, and in their video they thanked fans for sending positive messages about the star on social media.
Kelly was arrested in Chicago on new federal charges, including racketeering and sex trafficking and obstruction of justice on Thursday and remains in custody. He is also facing state sex crime charges in Illinois.
The R&B superstar denies all the allegations and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.