Longtime fans of ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer R. Kelly didn’t know what to believe after reports rang out the Grammy winner was a no-show to address charges he’s due to be tried for in Minnesota for “engaging in prostitution with someone under 18” and “soliciting someone for sexual contact.”
Set for a hearing scheduled at Hennepin County Court for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (September 12), his absence – despite the Minnesota D.A.’s office being fully aware he is currently detained in a Chicago jail where he’s being held for federal sex crimes – sparked the issuance of a bench warrant by the presiding judge.
Needless to say, Kelly’s attorney – Steven Greenberg – is not in favor of the imposed consequence. Look inside to see his response:
Taking to TMZ, Greenberg stated:
“They never came to get him, wtf was he supposed to do, telepathically transport himself?”
Continuing on Twitter, he stated:
The bench warrant is only the latest of Kelly’s legal woes, which also include charges related to sex trafficking or child pornography in two other states. Click here to read more.