Police Drop in on R. Kelly for a Family Welfare Check

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Police dropped by R. Kelly's house in the wake of cult allegations.

Following the allegations that R. Kelly was running an abusive sexual cult in his home, police dropped in on Kelly’s house to do a welfare check on the women living there.

While three sets of parents have alleged that Kelly is holding their daughters against their will and that Kelly is keeping them from contacting them, the welfare check didn’t seem to turn up anything out of the ordinary. The family of Jocelyn Savage, a woman living with Kelly, asked for the check. However, Savage told police that she is fine.

Savage’s father recorded video from in front of Kelly’s home as police conducted the check. That video was obtained and shared by the gossip website TMZ.

“We in front of R. Kelly house. We trying to check on our daughter, Joycelyn Savage. We gon’ do what we have to make sure my daughter. We Just want to make sure she’s fine. If she won’t come to us, we gonna go to her. We gon’ make sure that we see her, ” he said in the clip. “[Kelly is] a man. He need to come out and let my daughter out. I told him, if he ain’t come to me, I was gon’ come to him.”

In spite of all the stories surrounding Kelly — and his long history of sexual abuse allegations — Savage maintains that she is living with Kelly of her own free will and that nothing untoward is happening.

“I just mainly want to say that I am in a happy place with my life,” she said in an interview with TMZ. “I’m not being brainwashed or anything like that. It just came to a point where it definitely has gotten out of hand. I just want everybody to know—my parents and everybody in the world—that I am totally fine. I’m happy where I’m at, and everything is OK with me.”

R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of NYC

Credit: Mike Pont/Getty Images

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