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.”

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a writer for Ringside News and its sister pop-culture news site, Thirsty for News. He’s been a pro wrestling fan since he was old enough to talk, which places his origins as a fan back to WrestleMania 3. If you look closely, you can find him in his teenage form in the crowd during the 1998 King of the Ring and any number of ECW FanCam tapes. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. His writing experience includes work for 247Sports, F4WOnline, and a litany of completely random freelance copywriting and ghostwriting jobs. Michael is working hard every day to bring a little extra to the stories he tells. With a passion for pro wrestling and pop culture, he’s delivering the news with the context it takes to understand it. He believes the world of professional wrestling is one of the most fascinating cultural phenomena of all time and loves to weave together it’s past and present. In his spare time, Michael likes to torture himself as a University of Pittsburgh football fan, sample tasty beers, and pretending to be good at Rocket League.

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