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New York Prosecutors Reportedly ‘Tired’ of R. Kelly Release Requests

R. Kelly and his legal team have been petitioning for months, but it has increased with the threat of COVID-19 in prison systems. The self-proclaimed “Pied Piper” is in Chicago MCC awaiting trial on two separate criminal cases but is asking to be released during the pandemic to girlfriend Joycelynn Savage’s home. 

Prosecutors in New York are asking the courts to shut down his request for release, and reportedly are over R. Kelly attempting to get a release, The Blast reports. The report states the prosecutors are “really tired of hearing the disgraced singer complain” about how he is in jail.

In the past R. Kelly has used his health condition, access to outside and more in transitioning from solitary confinement to general population Ultimately he requests a bond opportunity but that has yet to be provided. 

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R. Kelly Files Motion to Be Released From Jail Because of Coronavirus Outbreak

Just like everyone else behind bars, celebrities are looking for a way out because of the global Covid-19 pandemic, which has already affected over a half million people around the world and almost 22,000 have already succumbed to the virus.

R. Kelly is the latest of the incarcerated celebs to “cry freedom”, filing a motion today (March 26) to be released from Chicago’s MCC facility, where the disgraced R&B singer fears he’s at a higher risk of contracting the contagious virus.

Steven Greenberg, Kelly’s lawyer, says that social distancing is virtually impossible in jail and complains that the hand sanitizer in the facility is for “staff only.”

“No matter what steps they take the sanitation will be substandard, the risk of an internal pandemic at the MCC is great,” said Kelly in the federal motion filed by Greenberg.

Kelly and his legal team are requesting that he be released on bond. Kelly has even voluntarily presented the idea to the court of electronic monitoring, but because of the pandemic, says that he’ll be staying put.

Last week, Kelly’s legal team was prohibited from visiting him due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Kelly is currently facing numerous federal sex crime charges and remains in a federal detention facility in Illinois. Two weeks ago, the “Trapped In The Closet” crooner was hit with multiple new charges by federal prosecutors in New York, alleging two new victims, one who was a minor in 2015 when she claims she has sex with Kelly in 2015.

R. Kelly is set to stand trial in September 2020.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Jay-Z and R. Kelly Release Their Collaborative Album ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ 18 Years Ago

On this date in 2002, Hip-Hop billionaire and troubled R&B legend R. Kelly released their highly anticipated joint album Best Of Both Worlds on the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam imprint.

One of the most controversial albums and tours in the history of Hip-Hop, Best Of Both Worlds fused Hip-Hop and the already present element of R&B from two of the most prolific artists of the time. Kells and Hov created a synergy that could only be wrapped in a package with artistry from these two notable entertainers. Songs like “Shake Your Body” featuring Lil’ Kim, “Get This Money” and “Somebody’s Girl” embodied the concept of this project. The title track, in which Jay proclaims, “A combination of Pappy Mason and Larry Davis/ Martin and Malcolm, this is bigger than the album..” explained in subtle detail the importance of this collabo project for the fans as well as the two artists.

Nevermind the fact that Jay had just completed his probation for the stabbing of a former friend and associate Lance “Un” Rivera and Kells was facing then his first child sex case. Forget the fact that Jay’s longtime confidant pepper-sprayed Kelly in Madison Square Garden backstage, prompting the singer to drop out of the tour. It safe to say that the anticipation of the album was just as exciting as the drama that surrounded the album and the tour.

Salute to Jay and R. Kelly for delivering such an unforgettable piece of Hip-Hop history!

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New Charges Claim R. Kelly Knowingly Gave Women and Girls Herpes

More charges are coming up for the disgraced Chicago singer, R. Kelly. There are more under-aged girls saying that he had sex with them. Some saying that he knowingly gave her and others herpes. Another report says that he also took these minors across state lines without permission from their parents.

After the feds filed new charges against him in Chicago, the updated indictment was filed in Brooklyn.

It is just a mess, but are the charges real?

His attorney does not believe that the most recent allegations against his client are.

Douglas Anton, Kelly’s lawyer, gave a response:

“It is unclear why the government, in speaking to Jane Doe #3, for example, would not have garnered from her these additional factual allegations in the over one year they have been speaking with her already.”

He still maintains his innocent… but…

If you remember, there was a young lady that appeared on the Surviving Doc and she said he infected her. Listen to her testimony.

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What Do You Think They Found on the Almost 100 Electronics they Swiped from R. Kelly’s Storage Unit?

Chicago Feds did a raid on one of R. Kelly’s storage units and seized almost 100 electronic devices (video cameras, iPads, hard drives, computers, cell phones, etc.) from the facility. Many are wondering (and his camp probably are worried) about what the courts will find on them.

The prosecution is hoping that they will find more discriminating evidence pointing to the award-winning singer’s alleged pedophilia.

Until then, the singer’s trial that was scheduled for next month… that will be placed on ice… and postponed until this new evidence is thoroughly sorted through.

The public was made aware of this most recent raid during what is considered a routine arraignment for Kelly. During this proceeding, both sides were addressing an indictment filed in February alleging (yet again) that during his early years in the industry, he sexually abused another minor from 1997 to 2001 (overlapping his years with now-deceased Aaliyah).

According to The Chicago Tribune, no one wanted to postpone the trial but needed more time to review the iPads, cell phones, and other devices that they found during the officially warrant-ed search.

The raid was conducted at a storage unit near the O’Hare International Airport and is said to store the “Pied Piper of R&B’s” tour equipment.

According to the Chicago Tribune, his will not be the first time that this particular unit has been searched. A few months ago, for other separate criminal charges filed in New York, lawyers went there to gather evidence.

“It’s where he keeps his tour bus, stage equipment, and all sorts of computers,” Attorney Steve Greenberg said. “It’s stuff like the iPad that the sound guy uses…they aren’t going to find anything.”

Emotions are high as Kelly has been locked for almost a year on the original 13-count federal indictment including paying off witnesses, getting them to change their stories and paying big bucks to gather all of the tapes floating around that could have hurt his 2008 child pornography where he was acquited.

He and his two former employees (longtime manager Derrell McDavid and former employee Milton “June” Brown) are currently on trial. They have all asserted their innocence.

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R. Kelly Defaults on Sex Abuse Lawsuit After Not Showing Up to Court

On Tuesday, Chicago Judge Moira S. Johnson ruled that singer, R.Kelly defaulted on a civil lawsuit regarding a case from 1998 where a woman states the singer lured her into having sex at the age of 16, after promising the young teen to appear in one of his music videos.

Judge Moira S. Johnson states that the “Step in the Name of Love” singer has never stepped into court. Kelly’s attorneys have filed to withdraw from representing him. They state that “counsels feel that circumstances have evolved that prevent the counsels from zealously advocating on behalf of the defendant.” Kelly was given 21 days to find new legal representation, however, no one appeared on the singer’s behalf this week. The final hearing will be on March 10th.

Times seem to be hard for the singer, considering the fact that a Chicago landlord is currently suing Kelly for $3.4 million in back rent. Kelly is also still battling an upcoming trial in April on charges of making and having child pornography and sexual abuse of a minor. Steve Greenberg, Kelly’s lawyer tells that this trial will be postponed due to the singer being hit with, “fresh federal charges” regarding the singer’s sexual abuse of another underaged victim over a four year period. The victim was just 14 years old. The singer will be charged on the new prosecution on March 5.

R. Kelly, real name, Robert Sylvester Kelly will go to trial in July to Brooklyn’s federal courthouse regarding sex-trafficking, racketeering, and bribery charges.

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R. Kelly Appears In Court Via Livestream, Judge Sets A July Trial Date

R Kelly Appears In Court in Chicago For Status Hearing

Source: Pool / Getty

The trials and tribulations of R. Kelly continue to unfold in a court of law and we don’t feel a single bit of sorry for him.

After suffering a bad toenail infection and having hernia surgery, R. Kelly finally made his appearance in a Brooklyn court… via video. According to Page Six the embattled R&B singer was streamed into the courtroom live from a Chi-Town prison where he currently resides as he awaits his upcoming trials for his alleged crimes against many young women.

The “Trapped in the Closet” singer, who is now trapped in a Chicago lockup, kept mostly quiet and looked attentive as he appeared at the hearing on a video screen. He listened with his brow furrowed and his fingers laced, occasionally biting his lower lip.

“Good afternoon, ma’am,” Kelly, wearing an orange, short-sleeved jail top, said to Brooklyn Federal Judge Ann Donnelly as the hearing began.

Being that this is as high a profile as a case can get, the Brooklyn judge noted that she’d have to go through ” hundreds of potential jurors” before things can officially get underway. Though the trial was scheduled to being this past May, the judge presiding over it felt it was “unrealistic” and pushed it back to a July 7 date as Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago begins this coming April.

Donnelly said Kelly’s trial would need a pool of about 200 potential jurors and she expects about to send out 500 questionnaires to pre-screen candidates.

“We need to leave enough time to get our jury in place,” the judge said.

Given Kelly’s past popularity in the Hip-Hop culture, he might be seeing an mostly white and/or young jury sitting on the sidelines. Just sayin.’

Kelly is currently facing charges which include sex trafficking, racketeering and child pornography. The Donnelly expects the trial to last three to four weeks.

Source: HipHopWired.com

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Azriel Clary Alludes There Are Multiple Videos of R. Kelly Coercing her on What to Say

Azriel Clary has been publicly distancing herself from R. Kelly who she once defended on national television.

Clary detailed the physical and emotional abuse she endured during her relationship with the disgraced singer in an exclusive interview with The Sun. But there are still fans that believe he can fly.

“what if I had a video of Robert coercing me on what to say, and exactly how to say it… I wonder if the hate would stop then. #whatif ..” Clary tweeted. A Twitter user acknowledged how delusional R. Kelly fans are in a response, “Nah.. they will just say you edited it or set him up. Kellz supporters don’t gaf if there’s 1000 videos. They don’t run on facts.”

That’s when Clary followed up with even more tea, “Even if there’s 4 or 5 different ones? Even if he was talking in second person like me? Hmm. I doubt it. But it’s just a what it.”

It sounds like Azriel Clary has a video of R. Kelly coercing her and it may be in the hands of federal authorities soon since recent reports suggested that she’s now cooperating with them.

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Gayle King Isn’t Surprised R. Kelly’s Girlfriend, Azriel Clary, Lied: ‘I Just Want Her to Be Ok’

R. Kelly’s girlfriends have been caught in a whirlwind ever since the top of the year. Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage got into a physical fight, and Clary has been trying to do her own thing ever since.

The 21-year-old detailed her abusive relationship with the singer, leaving many wondering why she didn’t come forward before. She had the perfect opportunity when she sat down with Gayle King following R. Kelly’s explosive interview.

Clary and Savage joined forces to defend their former lover, and Azriel backtracked saying it was all a lie.

In an interview with The Sun, Azriel claimed the Pied Piper was verbally and physically abusive during their relationship.

TMZ caught up with the world-renowned journalist and we’re glad to see that she’s still supportive of the young woman. “I think she’s very young, and we really do just want her to be ok, and I really do mean that. At the time when we did the interview, I’m not surprised that she is now saying that she wasn’t telling the truth. Now, I just want her to be ok, I really do. Whatever it takes to get that.”

Azriel Clary is now reportedly ready to cooperate with authorities and hopes to move on to live a happy, healthy lifestyle.

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Azriel Clary No Longer Fears R. Kelly, Will Continue to Speak Out

Azriel Clary is one of many survivors of singer R.Kelly and his alleged sex cult. You may have seen Clary defending Kelly on social media or in an interview with Gayle King. Recently Clary and another woman associated with R. Kelly, Jocelyn Savage, seemed to have a physical altercation that led Clary to no longer be on the singer’s side. Since the altercation, Azriel has moved back in with her family and dropped surprise family photoshoot of the re-untied relatives to her social media.

“Surprise. Let the healing process begin. Love yall and thank y’all. I even thank everyone who follows me.. because you all believed in me when I could not believe for myself. #movingontobetterdays P.S – everyone will be posting there own fav photos so make sure y’all follow the family! #ontherunwithazriel,” she captioned the picture.

Since her separation from Kelly, Azriel Clary seems to have a little more to say than usual. Clary, who’s now 21, will be detailing her experience with the singer since she was 18 years old.

It has been said that in the past, Clary was scared to come forth with information because of her cover-ups for Kelly in the past. TMZ reports that Clary is no longer afraid of coming out against the singer because she wants control back of her life and has cut off all ties with Kelly and his team. Since her decision to come out, Clary has stated that she and her family have been receiving death threats and online harassment from Kelly’s supporters.

Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg tells TMZ that he is in no way surprised by Clary’s decision to turn on the singer. “It’s not news to me,” he states. “I’ve suspected it all along, but you can’t get in the way of love… Rob’s love for her.”

Since coming forward, Clary has been working on helping other women who have experienced similar situations, whether it was with Kelly or anyone else. Leaving the singer and coming forward was just her first step. Maybe one day in the future, Azriel could influence Jocelyn Savage to have a change of mind and come forward against the singer as well.

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