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R. Kelly’s Back… In Jail (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: 07.17.19

Just the other day we told you that R. Kelly was behind bars and would be going to court soon. Well, guess what. He’s still in jail for numerous federal sex crime charges. According to, a judge ruled that Kelly should remain in jail without bond because he is a flight risk and an “extreme danger to the community.”

To add to Kelly’s troubles, word just leaked that the young girl featured in the singer’s infamous sex tape is now “cooperating” with prosecutors, according to The Root. From the looks of it, things ain’t looking too good for the Pied Piper.


Robert Kelly is back, just not in the studio. What did you think I was going to say?

It’s been quiet for the past few months after Kelly blew up in his interview with Gayle King on “CBS: This Morning.” If you’re not familiar with his viral interview with Gayle King, you just might recall the many sexual offenses that Kelly has gotten away with over the past two decades, or his music career. 

In the wake of the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” the 52-year-old was charged with four counts of sexual abuse in February, but pleaded not guilty and was released from custody with bail posted. Despite his endless sexual abuse and child pornography allegations over 20 years, Kelly still has an unwavering group of supporters that will defend him till the end of time.

However, this past Thursday, the Pied Piper of R&B, rather America’s Most Talented Pedophile, was not only handed thirteen federal charges of child pornography, kidnapping, seducing a minor, and the obstruction of justice, but according to, he was also taken into custody by Homeland Security and NYPD Public Safety Task Force agents in the Windy City. 

These indictments are separate, as Kelly made a court appearance on Thursday on behalf of his indictments filed in New York. He was expected to attend another court hearing for his charges in Chicago this past Friday. Although chances are quite slim, Kelly will have a bail hearing this week in order for him to get out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s custody. According to ABC News, federal judges were supposed to meet Monday in Chicago to figure how to proceed in the case that involves separate indictments out of Chicago and New York.

That’s not even the half of it. According to legal experts, Kelly faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. I always thought an orange jumpsuit would look good on R. Kelly. Don’t you think so? Let’s just say that Robert Kelly can “Step In the Name of Love” all the way to a prison cell because it’s a wrap for him!


By Jada Daniel, Freshman, Beloit College

Twitter: @tgijadaaaa

Written by Jada Daniel

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