Robert Kelly was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and convicted sex offender recently. Kelly was famous due to his singing and music style, he changed the definition of R&b and hip-hop. Robert is famous for his new names such as “the King of R&B”, “the King of Pop-Soul”, and the “Pied Piper of R&B”
He made his identity as a music composer in hit films in his 30 years career and more than 75 million copies were sold worldwide. R. Kelly got the credit as the most successful male R&B artist of the 1990s and the best-selling music artist. Kelly is the winner of three Grammy Awards for his song “I Believe I Can Fly”. Additionally, he wrote, produced, and remixed songs, and albums for numerous famous artists. Michael Jackson is also included in his “You Are Not Alone”, song.
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R. Kelly Controversy
R. Kelly was covered with controversy during the span of his career due to the sexual abuse of young girls, boys, and minors. Already many lawsuits against him in Chicago, New York, Illinois, and Minnesota were disclosed by criminal courts. But he always refused all charges and allegations. kelly alleged to illegally married his minor girl Aaliyah in 1994 and was also charged with child pornography in 2002.
Is R. Kelly Engaged to Alleged Victim Joycelyn Savage?
As per court documents, R. Kelly and one of his alleged victims, Joycelyn Savage, are engaged.
On the behalf of R. kelly’s fiancée, Joycelyn Savage had written a letter to the federal judge, saying that R. Kelly got a fair sentence for his long-time crime of sexual abuse of women and underage girls and boys.
“I’m writing this letter in support of Robert in advance of his sentencing, so I can explain to the court that I’m not the victim that the government has portrayed me to be.”
She continued to call him an “all-around incredible person” and “not the monster that the government has described him to be.”
“Robert and I are deeply in love and it breaks my heart that the government has created a narrative that I’m a victim. I’m a grown woman and can speak for myself which is why I wanted to provide this letter to the court.”
“He is a great man, with a great heart, and deserves to be home with his loved ones who are ready to support him,” she concluded.
Robert Kelly (55) has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his bad offenses. But Savage’s parents publically pleaded to release him for their daughter.
Gerald Griggs, the attorney for Savage’s parents, told TMZ that they were unaware of their daughter’s future union and that she never mentioned the idea of marrying Kelly. Her parent is in doubt, the couple is engaged. Savage’s parents were felt added after knowing that her daughter wrote a letter to the judge in the favour of Kelly’s sentence.
R. Kelly Early Life
Robert Sylvester Kelly was born on 8th January 1967 at Chicago Lying-in Hospital on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. His full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly. He has five siblings including a half-sister and brothers. His mother’s name is Joanne was a school teacher and has deep faith in God. She follows Christianity and was born in Arkansas.
Kelly’s father’s identity is hidden. He was raised by her mother and his family used to live in Ida B. Wells Public Homes in the Black Metropolis–Bronzeville region of Chicago. Robert’s mother married his stepfather, Lucious, when he was five years old. He started singing in the church choir and made a girlfriend at the age of eight.
Kelly was tortured by his household in the absence of his mother and grandparents. Another interesting thing, he revealed, was that he was sexually abused by an older female family member from age of 8 to 14. Kelly’s younger brother, Carey said that he was also a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of his older sister, Theresa Carey.
Musically Gifted Men or Mentally Gifted Men (MGM) group was formed by Robert Kelly, Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker, and Shawn Brooks in 1989. In 1990, the group was separated after the recording and releasing a song, “Why You Wanna Play Me” on an independent label, Tavdash Records.
R.Kelly came into the limelight when MGM participated in the show Big break which was hosted by Natalie Cole in 1989 and won a $100,000 prize by performing “All My Love”.
He signed a contract with Jive Records in 1991 and Kelly’s first album ‘Born into the ’90s’, was released in 1992. Kelly released “She’s Got That Vibe”, “Honey Love”, “Dedicated”, and “Slow Dance ” with Kelly singing lead vocals. In late 1992, Kelly and Public Announcement embarked on a tour entitled “60653” after the zip code of their Chicago neighborhood. This would be the only album co-credited with Public Announcement. Kelly separated from the group in January 1993.
Kelly’s success continued with the November 14, 1995, release of R. Kelly, his eponymous second studio album. The album raked on 1st position on the Billboard 200 chart. His album’s three songs “You Remind Me of Something”, “I Can’t Sleep Baby, and “Down Low a duet with Ronald Isley were platinum in the USA.
R. Kelly released “I Believe I Can Fly”, an inspirational song that was ranked 2nd position on Billboard Hot 100 on 26th November 1996.
After that Robert signed a contract with the Atlantic City Seagulls of the USBL to play professional basketball. He was a 12-number player to play basketball along with his singing career.
R. Kelly Biography
|Full Name||Robert Sylvester Kelly|
|Net Worth:||-$1.9 Million|
|Date of Birth:||January 8, 1967|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Other names||Pied PiperKellz|
|Spouse(s)||Aaliyah (m. 1994; ann. 1995)
Andrea Lee(m. 1996; div. 2009)
|Penalty||30 years in prison|
|Height:||1.85m (6′ 1″)|
|Profession:||American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer|
R. Kelly Net Worth
R. Kelly was the owner of a big net worth approx. $100 million but his net worth went in negative. Now, he is behind the bar for 30 years.
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