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R. Kelly‘s lawyers claim the embattled singer had valid reasons for not showing up to face one of the accusers in his alleged criminal sexual abuse case. The “Ignition” hitmaker was served in his civil case — in which Heather Williams alleges he sexually abused her when she was 16 — after Williams won a…

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Singer R. Kelly. Photo: Instagram/@rkelly The legal battles facing legendary singer-songwriter-producer R. Kelly continue to mount, as do his monetary woes. In addition to facing 10 charges of criminal sexual abuse and being consistently delinquent on his child support payments — which he was also jailed for — the soul crooner took another loss in…

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A Memphis, Tennessee, woman is in jail facing charges of rape of a child. Tamara Marion, 24, was identified as a suspect in the rape of a 4-year-old boy. The assault was recorded and uploaded to social media. Marion is the woman in two separate videos that were uploaded to social media platforms on Monday,…

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R. Kelly appeared in court for a private hearing regarding his child support case on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The 52-year-old singer was jailed last week after failing to comply with a court order to pay child support. There was a matter of over $161,000 in overdue payments to his ex-wife Andrea Lee for their…

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Police rushed to R. Kelly‘s home on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, following a call claiming his girlfriends were attempting to carry out a “suicide pact.” Officers visited the “Ignition” hitmaker’s apartment in the Trump Tower in Chicago to carry out a welfare check after dispatchers received a report that suggested five women were about to take their…

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Embattled R&B crooner and alleged sex abuser R. Kelly reportedly has been released from jail — again — but his troubles are far from over. The “Ignition” hitmaker was arrested this week after he allegedly failed to pay his ex-wife Andrea Lee the $161,000 in child support he had been ordered to hand over for their three…

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A woman who alleges R. Kelly sexually abused her when she was just 13 years old has agreed to testify against the singer. The “Ignition” hitmaker is facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse after four women accused him of sexually abusing them, three of whom claim they were underage at the time of…

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America has unwittingly discovered a way to dissect, deconstruct and destroy the images of Black icons: damning documentaries. “Leaving Neverland” and “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series’ have each been able to accomplish in one day what decades of multiple media reports, multimillion-dollar trials and scores of witness testimonies failed to do: repulse the public. The harrowing…

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The Jackson family is claiming Michael Jackson was “naive” about children but wasn’t an abuser. The late King of Pop’s siblings, Tito, Marlon, and Jackie Jackson, and his nephew Taj have addressed the controversial “Leaving Neverland” documentary, which features allegations from Wade Robson and James Safechuck that Jackson sexually abused them as children. Tito’s son Taj, 45, has claimed that the family does not…

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A judge has set R. Kelly‘s bond a whopping $1 million. The exorbitant amount likely has something to do with the R&B singer’s amassed wealth, ability to pay and access to power and influence. Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. apparently was more concerned about Kelly’s alleged victims and what he called the “disturbing” nature…

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R. Kelly may be ostracized and repudiated throughout most of America, including in his own hometown of Chicago, but the 51-year-old “Step in the Name of Love” singer is betting he can regenerate his music career overseas. Kelly, whose career has been circling the commode ever since the airing of Lifetime’s thunderclap of a docu-series…

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Despite the fact that singer R. Kelly has not broken any laws recently and has not been indicted in the last 15 years nor convicted of any crime, he has been symbolically banned from entering a major metropolitan U.S. city. Members of the Philadelphia City Council have moved forward with literally muting R. Kelly. The…

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Chance the Rapper has made a stand against R&B legend R. Kelly after sexual assault allegations were brought to light in the new Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” which Chance actually appears in. The final episode of the series includes an interview with the “No Problem” hitmaker in which the rapper states he made a…

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Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary has forced longtime fans of the singer to reexamine the lyrics responsible for building his musical legacy. When taking a second look, there are lyrics whose meanings change dramatically within the proper context. Below are some of the songs that really caused our collective brows to raise. Song: “Bump n’ Grind”…

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A documentary that accuses Michael Jackson of sexually abusing a pair of young boys is set to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Leaving Neverland, the two-part, 233-minutes documentary named after Jackson’s famed California ranch, is slotted in the festival’s Special Events category. “At the height of his stardom, Michael Jackson began long-running relationships…

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