Police were sent to R. Kelly‘s Chicago home after someone called in and falsely reported that women at the address were planning a mass suicide.
According to TMZ, a caller reported that “Azriel Clary and 4 other women who were alleged victims had a suicide pact” and were about to carry it out in Kelly’s Trump Tower home. Anonymous sources close to Kelly said that the police left after speaking with Kelly’s lawyers, who were in the unit meeting with Kelly. TMZ added that the call came from the National Human Trafficking Hotline and that Kelly had been meeting with his lawyers for hours before the police showed up.
Kelly has been under the microscope since the airing of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. Kelly publicly denied the abuse allegations that the doc leveled against him in an interview with Gayle King on CBS. He addressed the audience directly in a much-dissected segment of the interview.
“How stupid would I be to do that?” Kelly said. “That’s stupid, guys. Is this camera on me? That’s stupid. Use your common sense. Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want to. But just use your common sense… Y’all quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me! I’m fighting for my f*cking life! Y’all killing me with this sh*t. I gave y’all 30 years of my career! 30 years of my career and y’all trying to kill me? You’re killing me, man.”
Kelly added that the allegations were merely a way to make money off of his fame.
“All you have to do is push a button on your phone and say so and so did this to me, R. Kelly did this to me, and if you get any traction from that, if you’re able to write a book from that, if you’re able to get a reality show… then any girl that I had a relationship in the past that it just didn’t work out, she can come and say the same exact thing,” he said.