Those closest to the criminal investigation of R. Kelly are worried the R&B singer is planning on collecting his girls and fleeing the country before prosecutors have a chance to charge him with a crime.
Sources connected to the alleged victims of R. Kelly tell The Blast there is a rumor circulating that the singer is preparing to leave the United States, and we are told Africa has been mentioned as one of the places he may seek solace.
We're told families of the women in his alleged sex cult are worried if the girls travel out of the country with Kelly they may lose all hope of reconnecting. Our sources are hoping officials stop the singer ASAP, including charging him with a crime to possibly freeze his passport and keep him in the United States.
The Blast broke the story, the Fulton County District Attorney began investigating Kelly after the multitude of allegations made in the Lifetime docu-series, "Surviving R. Kelly." We're told the Chief Investigator has been in contact with the family of Joycelyn Savage, who has not spoken with her family in years. We're told investigators have also made contact with R. Kelly's camp.
Savage has been asked to sit down with investigators for questioning, and her family was allegedly threatened by Kelly's manager for participating in the Lifetime show and for trying to contact their daughter.
Prosecutors in Chicago have also asked any alleged victims to come forward so that they can open an investigation on the singer. State Attorney Kim Foxx said she had seen "Surviving," and described it as "sickening."
R. Kelly has maintained his innocence over the years regarding the many allegations made against him, but has been silent since the Lifetime show aired. He has not commented on whether he will cooperate with the criminal investigation.