'It's a bad situation'- R Kelly interviewer Gayle King admits she wanted to rescue his girlfriends

R Kelly interviewer Gayle King admits she felt obliged to help rescue R Kelly's two live-in girlfriends after they defended the notorious R&B artist and refuted their own parent's claims they were "brainwashed". 

In the second part of the explosive CBS interview, Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, said they were a "family" with the man accused of decades of sex crimes, which often involved underage women. 

"We have our moments where we sit and watch movies all together, we go to amusement parks all together," Clary said.

Both of the women's parents allege Kelly held them against their will and brainwashed them, a claim Kelly's girlfriends refuted, dubbing their families "manipulative" and just looking for a payout. 

For his part, the 'Ignition' singer said his current girlfriends were "handed over" to him by their parents.

"What kind of father, what kind of mother would sell their daughter to a man?" he said.

King later admitted she was concerned for Clary Savage. "I just wanted to say - as a mother - get your things, let's go," she said.

"You are 21, you are 23, and he is 52-years-old. Now I know many people believe that age is just a number, but when you're looking at these young women they parrot a lot of what he is saying."

Despite his team having advised that Kelly would leave the room for the women's portion of the interview, he entered the room after the conversation began and reportedly "coughed loudly" at various points to make his presence known.

"It's a bad situation," King concluded.

"I think one day years from now, everybody will look back on this and say it's very sad, very tawdry and just very, very ugly."