R. Kelly’s longtime girlfriend, and now alleged fiancée — Joycelyn Savage is set to release a revealing book about her relationship with the troubled R&B star.
In an email to The Post, Savage, 26, confirmed that the book will be called “Love and Joy of Robert” and “should be published on Saturday.”
“All I can say is that this is about Robert, the beginning of my life in Robert’s shadow, where things started to take off and where they are currently going,” he wrote of the book’s content.
Savage neither confirmed nor denied to The Post that she and Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, are engaged.
“Everything will be answered in my book,” he said.
Savage did not reveal whether the book would be self-published or through an established publisher, or where the volume would be available.
In documents obtained by The Post in July, Savage wrote a letter to a federal judge, referring to herself as Kelly’s fiancée and asking him to receive a more lenient sentence for her. sexual abuse for decades of women and underage girls and boys. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in the sex trafficking case.
“I am writing this letter in support of Robert before his sentencing, so that I can explain to the court that I am not the victim that the government has represented me to be.”
She went on to call him an “incredible person in every way” and “not the monster the government has portrayed him to be.”
“Robert and I are deeply in love and it breaks my heart that the government has created a narrative that I am a victim,” Savage continued. “I am an adult woman and I can speak for myself, which is why I wanted to deliver this letter to the court.
“He is a great man, with a big heart and he deserves to be home with his loved ones who are ready to support him.”
Savage would be Kelly’s third marriage. In 1994 secretly married Aaliyah, then 15 years old, later died in a plane crash in 2001. Her illegal marriage was annulled. He was later married to choreographer Andrea Kelly from 1996 to 2009, and the couple had three children.
Savage’s parents, Jonjelyn and Timothy, have been pleading publicly for their daughter to leave Kelly. They were interviewed in depth in the revealing six-part series. “Surviving R. Kelly: Part II: The Reckoning” in 2020.
In 2019, Savage posted on Instagram which would tell “my story”, adding in a follow up post, “I have partnered with @Patreon where I will be posting daily chapters of my story. Things that I am going to reveal that were sworn not to see the day of the light — by NDA. I am risking my life for many others.”
In his Patreon posts, according to the essenceSavage acknowledged that Kelly manipulated her.
He reportedly talked about meeting Kelly when he was 15 at a concert and later dropping out of college to move in with him. She claimed that Kelly would tell her, “Girl, you’re going to be the next Aaliyah.” However, her account has been removed from Patreon.
In July, Kelly was convicted of nine countsincluding racketeering and violation of the Mann Act, which prohibits the interstate transportation of women and girls for “immoral purposes.”