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R. Kelly is no stranger to solitary confinement, but this time it was because of a threat against him. According to his lawyer Steven Greenberg, Kellz got beat up by another inmate, who was furious about the lockdowns in their prison.
Apparently, fans have been protesting to let Robert free outside of the jail and it has caused some prisoners to become angry towards him as a result.
Now he is in solitary confinement for his safety after the attack.
“My understanding is, everytime there is a pro-R. Kelly protest outside of the jail, they lock down the entire facility. When they do this, inmates don’t get their commissary, they don’t get their shower, stuff like that and since they’re fairly sporadic anyway, they get upset. So they’re penalizing everyone in the facility because people are protesting in support of Kelly.
I’m still very concerned because sure this time the guards were able to quickly stop something from happening but what happens if someone goes in his cell with a shank or something like that? Or the guards are busy doing something else?
We were fortunate this time but who’s to say next time?”
Greenberg said Kellz only suffered minor injuries and nothing was broken.
R. Kelly has been petitioning to get out of jail because of the coronavirus pandemic but every request has been denied. He is currently awaiting trial on a series of child sex abuse charges in three different states.