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R. Kelly live-in girlfriend Joycelyn Savage took to Instagram to share she’s breaking her NDA and telling her side of her relationship with the R&B singer.

Savage wrote, “‪I have Partnered up with @Patreon where I will post daily chapters of my story. Things I am going to reveal that was sweared not to see the day of light — by NDA. I am risking my life for many others. ‪This story is 18+ and only for mature audience, I want to make sure my story is very detailed as I can remember. My first story “Where It All Started” is out now.”

The Daily Beast reports they have read the first chapter of Savage’s Patreon story where she recalls how she and Kelly met when she was 17 at one of his concerts. He told her he could help her with a career in music saying, “Baby girl, you are going to be the next Aaliyah,” and she would soon after drop out of college and move into his home.

Savage wrote that following the move-in with Kelly, “…Robert started giving me commands and making sure I call him by certain names, like ‘Master’ or ‘Daddy,’ which I didn’t really care for at the time. If I wasn’t getting paid or pursuing my dream, I would’ve went home, but all of that didn’t stop just yet. But it started getting worse day by day, he would raise his voice at me if I didn’t call him by those two names. If Robert called me I would have to reply with ‘Yes, daddy’ or ‘Please daddy.’ He was so controlling.”

Savage also added that Kelly would tank her music caring if she ever wanted to leave his home or wanted to privately speak with her parents.

“He would always would say ‘All this can stop today, you want a career? Or do you want to live a normal life,’” wrote Savage.

Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg issued a statement to TMZ saying, “It is unfortunate that Jocelyn now seeks to make money by exploiting her long time, loving relationship with Robert. Obviously if she were to tell the truth no one would pay so she has, unfortunately, chosen to regurgitate the stories and lies told by others for her own personal profit.  We know the real facts, and it was not until the money ran out that she decided anything was wrong. Hopefully people will see it for the obvious profiteering it is.”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.