R. Kelly is being featured in the media again. This time, his press came in the form of a prison comic book. The Daily News has obtained the drawings, included as part of a legal filing by 37-year-old R. Kelly cellmate Brendan Hunt. Hunt was in jail for threatening Democratic lawmakers including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He is believed to have been driven to the threats by anti-Semitism and racism.

In the comics, Hunt meets the disgraced R&B singer in their cell. They talk about music and do some yoga together. Hunt’s avatar says he’s never heard some of R. Kelly’s music most popular music. Kelly’s character replies exactly how one would think R. Kelly would.

“I’m the greatest R&B star in human history! How can you not know of R. Kelly? I’m the greatest R&B star in human history! Millions of babies have been conceived to my records!”

Hunt and Kelly spent two weeks together as cellmates. They were held at the Metropolitan Detention Center where the unlikely prison bromance formed. The characters in the comic bond over exercise, which gives them the bodies of superheroes.


The artistic endeavor was added to a request to be released on time served by Brendan Hunt’s legal team. The idea was to show the judge that he was capable of getting along with unlikely people and making new friends. The comics included interactions with a diverse group of jailhouse characters in addition to Kelly.

R. Kelly was convicted on nine counts of sex crimes. He still has several other cases pending involving a cavalcade of horrific acts. Brendan had posted a YouTube video in the wake of the January 6 Capital insurrection. He encouraged people to return to Washington to “kill your Senators.”

What do you think of the R. Kelly prison comic? Share your opinion in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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