Despite the fact that his musical empire is collapsing in on him, singer R. Kelly remains defiant even as two investigative agencies begin probing alleged sexual crimes committed in Atlanta and Chicago.
Robert Sylvester Kelly, 52, just celebrated his birthday in his Chicago hometown when he was captured saying that he doesn’t care “what is going on” in the world around him.
“It’s my m—–f—ing birthday and I don’t give a f— what’s going on tonight,” he said to a cheering crowd in an Instagram video that was captured by the likes of The Blast and Hollywood Unlocked.
This comes in the wake of the explosive documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” that detailed alleged serial sexual and physical abuse for decades by the “Step in the Name of Love” singer.
Celebrities and activists alike have come out in droves to denounce Kelly. Some radio stations have vowed to never play Kelly’s music again. And, most importantly, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta and the State’s Attorney’s Office of Cook County in Chicago have either begun an investigation of Kelly or are looking into it.
Kelly, meanwhile, has steadfastly maintained his innocence of all the allegations made against him.
At the party, Chicago cops were called to the scene when they learned he was in town for a party celebration and heard he had a warrant for his arrest. But when they determined that there was no actual warrant, TMZ noted, officers quickly retreated and Kelly was free to continue with the heavily-attended bash that included screaming fans.
— Spot News (@SPOTNEWSonIG) January 10, 2019
Check out a clip of the party scene that was captured by V75 Chicago (WARNING: NSFW).