R. Kelly was handed a guilty verdict on all counts in his latest trial. He will have another court date on August 1st, 2022, but until then he is behind bars. They are also keeping a close eye on him

According to the Chicago Tribune, R. Kelly was under a suicide watch. This came after his guilty verdict for racketeering and sex trafficking. It was noted that this is a common practice within the federal prison system.

The report did not note how long R. Kelly was under this close monitorization. On October 20th, Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, revealed that Kelly has been under suicide watch for “some time,” but it was lifted.

Greenberg did not say that the 54-year-old disgraced singer had any intentions of harming himself. As previously noted, placing someone in Kelly’s situation on suicide watch is common practice.


Kelly will be sentenced on May 4th, 2022 and he faces anywhere from 10 years to life in prison. He still faces charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice in his native Chicago. As we previously mentioned, that trial date will begin on August 1st, 2022. His next trial is expected to last three to four weeks, and he could catch another 10 to 20 years with that trial.

Kelly actually saw a boost in interest for his old song catalog since his guilty verdict. We have not heard that the singer has successfully sold the rights to his music. He tried to sell them a while ago, but nobody was interested due to the controversy surrounding his name. His YouTube channel was also deleted following the guilty verdict.

R. Kelly obviously has a lot of time ahead of him behind bars. We will continue monitoring this story here at Thirsty.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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