R. Kelly has reportedly been attacked behind bars.
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The self-proclaimed Pied Piper is believed to have received a jailhouse beatdown at the Chicago correctional facility where he is being held ahead of his trial for a string of sex abuse charges.
Federal law enforcement sources with direct knowledge tell us the incident recently went down inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago where Kelly was sitting on his bed when another inmate walked in his cell and started punching the crap out of Kelly.
Our sources say the inmate went on the attack because he was angry about the detention facility being placed on lock down a couple of times largely due to Kelly protesters outside the jail.
We’re told the fight didn’t last long, and it’s unclear if another inmate or guards broke it up. Our sources say Kelly was examined by a doctor, who determined the singer was okay … no broken bones or serious injuries.
No official word has been issued by the facility nor have Kelly’s reps made a statement.
The singer is currently facing life in prison if convicted.