2019 does not look like it is going to be R. Kelly’s year. Since Lifetime’s documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” aired, the R&B singer is having to relive abuse allegations against him from 20 years ago and has been the talk of the entertainment industry the last couple weeks.
Kelly hit up Club V75 in Chicago on Jan. 9th to celebrate his 52nd birthday that happened earlier in the week. The club was packed with people excited to see and hear him and Kelly even catered to the crowd by singing the into to “Bump N’ Grind”. While on stage he also declared, “I don’t give a fuck about what’s going on!”
As it turns out, excited fans weren’t the only ones looking for R. Kelly as Chicago PD turned up at the club looking to serve a warrant for the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer. According to TMZ, the police dispatch put out a notice on where Kelly could be found and that he has a warrant out for his arrest. After confronting Kelly, cops very soon realized that he actually did not have a warrant out for his arrest and let him carry on with his birthday.
There’s no word on if the original call to police was a prank call or if someone truly believed R. Kelly had a warrant out on him.
Kelly left this incident untouched but certainly has a lot more to deal with. He reportedly failed to make lease payments for his infamous Chicago studio and is currently being evicted from the property.