R Kelly was the biggest Rythym and Blues singer back in the day who wrote and produced for many popular singers such as Michael Jackson and Aaliyah. The former star will now face 30 years in prison for his sex crimes.
I believe I can fly singer brought to justice
In the 1990s, R Kelly’s crimes were first brought to light with many victims coming forward about the sexual abuse they faced from R Kelly. Thus far, most of the stories mirrored one another.
When the sexual abuse first became public, R Kelly was at the height of his career. This meant he could easily do away with the allegations made against him. In this way, the singer could still use his money and fame to control minors.
According to ABC News, most of R Kelly’s victims were met at his concerts and during mall performances. Most of the time, people who worked for R Kelly would hand out little notes to underaged girls with the singer’s contact details on them.
R Kelly to spend 30 years behind bars after abusing underaged girls for a decade
Apart from his 30-year sentence given yesterday, R Kelly still faces a separate trial on the basis that he covered up a sex tape he made back in 2008. This is set to take place sometime in August this year.
Previously, in a documentary called Surviving R Kelly, one of the singer’s family members revealed that the artist was sexually abused by one of his aunts. As explained by the relative, the producer strangely felt good about it and even possibly enjoyed it.
In last year September, R Kelly was convicted of his sexual abuse crimes as well as Racketeering. One of the most prevalent parts of his trial was centered on the late singer Aaliyah. Whom he illegally married when she was 15. This was reportedly due to the fear that he impregnated her.
Thus far, many believe that the singer has only been brought to justice because he lost all his money. Right now, the singer has also been sentenced on the basis that he abused his stardom and wealth on minors.