R. Kelly’s Request For Early Prison Release To Avoid Coronavirus Denied

Published: Tuesday 7th Apr 2020 by Rashad

Embattled R&B legend R. Kelly has learned his request to be released from prison due to fear of contracting COVID-19 has been denied.

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As we reported here weeks ago, the Grammy winner was among a slew of imprisoned celebrities whose lawyers have used the global pandemic as grounds to appeal their current jail time or jail location.

Although rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine successfully won his bid for early release after asserting his previous respiratory failures put him particularly at risk if he contracted the disease (click here to read more), Kelly can’t boast the same.


A Brooklyn judge on Tuesday (April 7) denied R. Kelly’s request for release due to the coronavirus pandemic, finding that he is not among the inmates most endangered by the disease.

Kelly is being held at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he is awaiting trial on racketeering, sexual misconduct and other charges in three jurisdictions. On March 26, his attorneys asked that he be released, citing his age, 53, and a recent surgery as risk factors that made him susceptible to a severe bout of the illness.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly denied the motion, finding that he remains a flight risk.

‘“The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses,” Donnelly wrote. “The defendant has not explained how those risks have changed.”’

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  1. War April 7, 2020

    R Kelly, ain’t got nobody to SNITCH ?ON..but him self? that ain’t gon happen..although, He left Enough bread crumbs.. out their ?? videos..cell phone records witnesses..Hotel receipts..glove, oh..wait ah..minute..that was OJ

  2. Just Sayin’ April 7, 2020

    R. Kelly finally paying for his crimes. Just make up your mind u going to die in prison. If Cosby and Winstien with all their money and influence still end up in prison who is R. Kelly a broke, illiterate black man with a mountain of evidence on him. He might as well take a plea.

  3. J April 7, 2020

    Karma is a b i t c h

  4. C**-ila April 7, 2020

    When he was spreading sexual diseases he wasn’t afraid of them so i don’t see him being truly afraid of C**********…

  5. R KELLY IS A FKN P*** April 8, 2020

    F_CK R KELLY. catch c**********, we dont give a good god dam_

  6. Karl April 9, 2020

    I wonder if he hit the judge with the same line he hit mrs king with ” I’m fighting for my life yall killing me with this ” ???

  7. Jeff Meeker September 27, 2021

    I hope the idiot gets c******* one less idiot doing terrible things in our country we don’t need our jails over populated for scum!!!

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