Few weeks after R.Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 sex-related charges, including four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, which would carry a maximum 30-year prison term, he has been arrested on
federal sex crime charges in Chicago and is expected to be brought to New York.
The 52-year-old RnB singer was arrested on
Thursday by New York Police
Department detectives and Department of
Homeland Security agents, as confirmed by New York’s WNBC-TV.
Though a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said R. Kelly faces a 13-count sex crime indictment, as well as charges related to child pornography and obstruction of
justice, it is expected that his case will be announced on Friday (July 12).
R.Kelly is facing some serious financial predicaments currently.
The singer is already in so many serious troubles as he has been battling the allegations of sexual abuse of minors, child support case and a lot more. What
currently seems to be the biggest of
troubles for the singer now is the fact that he is almost about going bankrupt.
It has been reported that the sum of 150k dollars was seized from one of his banks to settle the rent of his Chicago studio which has left the account in $13 negative.
R.Kelly did have two other accounts with Bank Of America, one which held
$44,595.58 as well as another that held
$110,056.64. However, the majority of the
$154,527.22 he had remaining in his bank accounts were seized as well, leaving him with $625.
With the current mess the singer has found himself in, it will be essential for money to be spent in order to try and get vicotry. But since there seems not to be no money to spend R.Kelly might be in some serious trouble.
R. Kelly is still cashing in despite facing charges of sexual abuse.
The R&B star raked in $22,000 (7.9 million Naira) to show his face at a nightclub and hang out for only an hour.
He came out of hiding on Saturday for a paid club appearance at the Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, Illinois. At the event,
Mr Kelly interacted with the small crowd and, though he didn’t have to sing, he belted out the opening line to his hit song
“Bump N’ Grind.”
Out of the $22,000 he received for the 1-hour appearance, Kelly took $20k, and paid his booking agent $2k.
Prior to attending the gig, Kelly went on Instagram to ask the media to take it easy on him when they see him in the club drinking and partying. He made it clear he’s just showing up to collect a check.
Only about 50 people showed up for the event to meet Kelly.
Embattled R&B singer, R. Kelly , has asked a judge to let him travel to Dubai to perform at several concerts, saying he has struggled to get work in the US and he’s in need of money to help pay his mounting legal fees and child support bills.
The 52-year-old singer through his attorney Steve Greenberg filed a motion asking a judge to allow the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer to travel for work in Dubai.
Greenberg is expected to argue that the singer’s job requires him to travel, and that a recently denied performance permit in the
U.S. proves he needs to be able to travel outside of the U.S. to earn a living.
Kelly is requesting to travel via private jet because he “needs to pay his day to day living expenses,” as well as the excessive
costs of child support and other child-
related expenses, and a money judgment against him for back rent on his Chicago studio, according to ABC13. R. Kelly is facing 10 counts of aggravated sex abuse of three minors
In an interview with American presenter, DJ Vlad, who always manages to get the deepest and dirtiest secrets out of people,
Lisa Van Allen spoke about R.Kelly and shared some things he told confidentially when they were close. As you can probably imagine, none of it is good.
There is a decade-old rumor that Aaliyah and R. Kelly got married because the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer had gotten her pregnant when she was 15-years-old. According to Van Allen, that’s a fact. During her face-to-face talk with Vlad, she
confirmed that R.Kelly had told her that the reason they got married and lied about Aaliyah’s age was so that he wouldn’t be charged while they waited to get an abortion. After that, they planned to get an annulment.
Lisa Van Allen dropped an even bigger
bombshell after that, though. She claims that R.Kelly used to brag to her that he was having sex with Aaliyah, and then when she would go to bed, he would go on to have sex with Aaliyah’s mother. This is the first
time that many of us have heard about this allegation, and it could be a potential explanation as to why Aaliyah’s parents have always supported R. Kelly.
“He actually stayed at their home in
Detroit,” said Van Allen, referring to
Aaliyah’s parents’ residence. “And
[Aaliyah’s] mother was sexually attracted to him as well and [ R. Kelly ] said when Aaliyah would go to sleep, that he would go in the living room and him and her would do sexual acts on the couch while Aaliyah was sleeping in the bedroom.”
“Surviving R.Kelly” was the catalyst that birthed the imminent destruction of the legendary singer’s career. R.Kelly has since been dropped by his record label, shunned
by the music industry, taken off certain streaming services, disowned by his peers, and jailed twice.
R.Kelly was arrested and charged with ten counts of aggravated sexual abuse, but he bailed out after raising money for the bond.
Then he was arrested yet again for having $161,000 owed in child support Once again, he needed financial assistance to
attain his bail. Now that R.Kelly is walking around free (momentarily), another piece of evidence that will seal his fate has been discovered.
According to TMZ a third sex tape has
been uncovered. The tape reportedly shows Kelly having sex with minors. Gloria Allred is representing the man who turned in the footage to police. He has yet to be identified and his connection to Kelly is unknown.
Allred is holding a press conference in New
York City, and her client will come forward to explain how he discovered the tape, and why he’s speaking out against Kelly.
Embattled singer, R. Kelly was on
Wednesday arrested for $161,663 in unpaid child support and was taken into custody.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Kelly will have to pay the full amount
before he will be released from jail.
According to TMZ, the embattled singer who is also facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse hasn’t covered the $161,633 he owes to his ex-wife, Drea Kelly , and his deadline was Wednesday at 10 AM Central Time. It was also revealed that the D.A. could charge him criminally for failure to pay the support. Any amount over $20k is a felony.
R. Kelly broke down in tears and denied all the allegations against him during his first interview since being charged with sexual
abuse last month.
In an explosive segment that will air on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning , the singer denies all of the accusations against him.
In an emotional outburst, he tells Gayle King, “I’m fighting for my fucking life!”
The R&B singer said he is being judged based on his past and that’s sad. He added that it would be stupid to think he would have girls chained up after all he has gone through.
Davido who has been on a steady twitter reply with his fans has insinuated that R. Kelly actually did the things he is been accused of in the trending Surviving Rkelly. Incase you didn’t know Surviving Rkelly is a series of videos where women formally molested by the RnB star Rkelly came out to speak out loud to the public, exposing Rkelly wrong dids. Check out Davido’s tweet: