Joycelyn Savage’s father knows EXACTLY who got her involved with R. Kelly, and how she ended up living with the singer … because she claims her dad helped orchestrate the whole thing.
Sources close to Joycelyn tell TMZ … the 21-year-old singer’s father, Timothy, was on board with his daughter going to live with Kelly almost 2 years ago after Joycelyn and Kelly met at a concert.
We’re told the eventual plan — hatched by Dad, R. Kelly and others — was for Joycelyn to stay at Kelly’s house to develop as a singer under his tutelage. We’re told Timothy was the one who dropped her off at a friend’s house to be driven to Kelly’s.
Our sources say Timothy knew Joycelyn would stay with Kelly for some extended period — perhaps months — but had no idea it would be for years. As Joycelyn first told us … it’s been about 6 months since she’s seen her family in person — but she’s telling friends her dad knows her exact whereabouts.
She’s refused to reveal her location to us.