R. Kelly became a controversial name in the world of Hip-Hop for a reason. He is sitting in prison on a separate federal indictment that includes child pornography, sexual exploitation of children and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Government. He has been labelled as a predator and even tried to have herpes-related charges dropped against him.
As reported earlier, R. Kelly was found guilty on all counts in his federal trial. The disgraced rapper hasn’t yet been sentenced for those 9 counts of sex crimes. Even his victims spoke out in relief after the guilty verdict.
Kelly’s attorney Deveraux Cannick came forward and talked about what his client was feeling as well.
“Of course Mr. Kelly is disappointed. He was not anticipating this verdict because based on the evidence, why should he anticipate this verdict?” Cannick continued. “You saw witness after witness giving three, four, five different versions as to what they said happened here.”
“You didn’t get to see what we saw in terms of the discovery. You didn’t get to see all the inconsistencies. We said in our summation that the government cherry-picked their version that they thought would support the continuation of the narrative. Why would he expect this verdict given all the inconsistencies that we saw
R. Kelly also took to social media and sent a message to his fans after his guilty verdict as he thanked fans for the support and stated that he will continue to fight to prove his innocence. R. Kelly is likely to be behind bars for a very long time and we wonder if he will be given a maximum life sentence in the end.
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