Chicago police reportedly rushed to R. Kelly’s home in fear his girlfriends were attempting to carry out a “suicide pact.” They later determined it was a false alarm.
A dispatcher received a call Tuesday from an anonymous person, who said Kelly’s girlfriend Azriel Clary and four other women were planning to carry out a “suicide pact” at the singer’s Trump Towers condo, the Chicago Police Department confirmed to People.
The caller did not provide a specific unit number and did not give details about when the alleged suicide would take place.
When emergency responders arrived at Kelly’s home, they were met at the door by an attorney who said everyone was fine. Officers asked to enter the apartment, but they were denied entry. They did not have a search warrant and left.
Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi later tweeted the call about the alleged suicide was “unfounded.”
Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg responded to the reports, telling People, “It is offensive that anyone gives this any credibility.”
Kelly’s publicist Darrell Johnson also commented, telling E! News the claims were “fake.” He said the songwriter was fine and was “getting ready (to) rehearse and sing some songs.”
On Feb. 22, Kelly was jailed and charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He was released on $100,000 bond after spending three nights in a Chicago jail. A female acquaintance bailed him out.
Kelly has adamantly denied all sexual assault allegations against him. Last week, he continued to proclaim him innocence to Gayle King during an emotional appearance on “CBS This Morning.”
Clary and his other girlfriend, AtlantanJoycelyn Savage, also sat down with King. They denied claims by their parents that they’d been “brainwashed” by Kelly. They defended the artist and declared they were happy.