R&B Artist R. Kelly Arrested On Federal Sex Trafficking Charges In Chicago

American R&B singer-songwriter, Robert Sylvester Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on federal sex trafficking charges on Thursday night. 

This arrest comes after many years of denial by R.Kelly on the allegations made against him.

Robert Kelly, in 2002 was indicted on 13 counts of child pornography but was exonerated six years later.

Just in January this year, a documentary series ‘’surviving R.Kelly’’ surfaced, He was accused of multiple sexual abuse cases which he denied.

The likes of John Legend, Lady Gaga amongst other American celebrities expressed their disappointment in him. Celine Dion, Ciara and Chance the rapper asked that their music with him be removed from streaming services.

The release of this documentary prompted major radio stations to stop playing his music and he was even dropped by record label RCA.

Just last month, Mr. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 sex related charges.

But last night, the singer was reportedly arrested by detectives from the NYPD and Homeland Security agents.

R. Kelly broke down in tears as he denied all the allegations in a CBS This Morning interview with Gayle King.

Richard Haruna

Richard Haruna

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