R. Kelly’s trouble with the law continues as the FBI is now stepping in to look at a situation involving the “Step In The Name Of Love” singer traveling across the United States with an underage girl.
Azriel, one of the women featured in “Surviving R. Kelly,” was flown from Palm Springs to Phoenix to Orlando on May 25, 2015. She flew US Airways, leaving Cali at 6:57 AM and eventually landing in Florida at 4:09 PM.
A source connected to Azriel’s family tells us the flights were arranged by a woman who was R. Kelly’s assistant at the time. Azriel being 17 at the time is the issue that the FBI is concerned about. It is illegal to transport a minor across state lines for purposes of sex, debauchery or prostitution. TMZ reports the FBI has also been in touch with Joycelyn Savage‘s father multiple times in the last 18 months — so it’s clear the feds are taking the R. Kelly allegations seriously.
R. Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg tells TMZ, “Mr. Kelly has not violated the law. Certainly not the Mann Act. The story has flawed factual predicates. Beyond that, we remain unaware of any investigation, anywhere”. The singer also believes he did nothing wrong as he has a signed not you see above from Azriel’s mother giving R. Kelly’s assistant consent to care for Azriel.