Bio: R. Kelly (born Robert Sylvester Kelly in Chicago, Illinois on January 8, 1967) is an American R&B singer, songwriter and producer.
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R. Kelly is best known as being the “King of R&B,” and was the most successful and well-known male R&B artist in the ’90s. He is best known for his hit song, “I Believe I Can Fly,” and for being sued in 1997 for being accused of having sexual relations with a female minor. In 2002, a video was found of R. Kelly having sex with and urinating on another underage girl, and was indicted for 21 counts, including child pornography. In 2008, he was declared not guilty on all counts. He collaborated with Justin Bieber on his song, “PYD” in 2013, and Lady Gaga on her song, “Do What You Want” in 2013.
R. Kelly was raised on the South Side of Chicago and has three other siblings.
Yowza! After hearing about the controversy surrounding R. Kelly, Charlamagne tha God slammed the singer with a heated tweet on July 17. Two parents reportedly claim R. Kelly is holding women against their will in an alleged ‘cult’ and fans are outraged!
Two parents claim R. Kelly is holding their daughter in an alleged ‘cult,’ but this isn’t the R&B singer’s first scandal. From allegedly marrying an underage Aaliyah to his sex-tape, learn about his controversial past.
Is R. Kelly a home wrecker? A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy is suing the singer, claiming the he had a long affair with his wife despite knowing she was a married woman. We’ve got the details in the shocking new lawsuit.
Well, this is pretty disturbing! Things got quite raunchy when R. Kelly performed a concert in Detroit on Dec. 2, with a fan in the front row reaching out and flat-out grabbing the singer’s crotch as he was performing. Watch the shocking video of the incident here!