It’s only been almost six years R. “Pissy” Kelly was first indicted with 14 counts of child pornography.
“I Don’t See Nothing Wrong” Kelly, was accused of videotaping himself engaging in questionable sex acts with a girl (singer Sparkle’s niece) believed to be as young as 13. He’s now 41.
And wouldn’t you know it, taking a line right from one of his songs, he’s pleaded not guilty.
Now I don’t have too much faith in the justice system to begin with, we win some we lose some. Considering that most of Black America is still supporting this pedophile, I just can’t be too confident of the 150 Cook County residents summoned to serve as potential jurors, even if they are parents of teenage daughters. You’d be surprised what a wicked beat with a good hook can do to even the most rational folks—and don’t let it be a song you can cha cha or step step side to side too!
But still, I can’t help but take personal satisfaction in knowing that the trial is finally moving forward. Oh happy day!
And of course the drama has already started with Pissy’s defense team trying to get the proceeding delayed because of the media coverage with they say is unfair to him.
Isn’t that a page from Clinton’s play book?
Apparently some information about a woman who had a three-way sexual encounter with Pissy and the alleged victim in the video tape testifying found it’s way into the media over the weekend.
If you ask me, that’s the least of Pissy’s defense teams worries. What about the fact that every swap meet from Compton to the Bronx had copies for sale of his sex tape?
And let’s not forget the fact that Pissy tried to seduce his former publicist’s daughter?
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the judge is expected to make a decision on a legal challenge filed by several local news agencies—including the Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Associated Press and Chicago Public Radio station WBEZ—on May 16. The media outlets are seeking access to sealed court documents and transcripts from four secret hearings held last month.
See what the media needs to do is put Pissy on the blacklist, no pun intended. If they are refused access to the trial information, then refuse Pissy any editorial coverage for the next six years. But that’s just me.
All this talk about preserving Pissy’s rights and no talk about the rights of the girls that he violated.
The fact of the matter is he was a grown ass man, no matter if the girl wanted to do it.
But like I said, when it comes to a good hook laced over bumpin’ beats, we just lose all common sense.
And if that wasn’t enough, the media is reporting that, “in order to put Cook County’s best face forward, the courthouse entrance has been painted, there’s a new information desk in the lobby and the benches in Gaughan’s courtroom have been restained.”
All this for a man that had sexual relations with an underage girl.
We sure do know how to roll out the red carpet.
A Brief Recap on the Case of the Mofo That Went Pee
“I’m the Ali of today. I’m the Marvin Gaye of today. I’m the Bob Marley of today. I’m the Martin Luther King, or all the other greats that have come before us. And a lot of people are starting to realize that now.“— R. Kelly, Hip-Hop Soul Magazine, Spring 2007
Like A Freak The Real R. Kelly
Allegations of Kelly’s sexual activity with underage girls go as far back as 1991.
Since then, he’s settled lawsuits with two women who accused him of having sex with them while they were minors, further proof of Kelly’s “Down Low Double Life.”
Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number
Let us not forget that R. Kelly and Aaliyah (R.I.P.) were secretly married on August 31, 1994. Aaliyah was 15 years old and Kelly was 27. That’s a difference of 12 years. Vibe magazine published the marriage license which showed that Aaliyah has listed her age as 18 on the marriage license making it invalid by law and paving the way an annulment.
The Greatest Sex
Then in 2002, a video tape that allegedly showed Kelly and a 14-year-old daughter of an associate, and niece of Sparkle, a former Kelly protégé, engaging in sex popped up. And like with all victims suffering from Stockholm syndrome, the girl and her parents have denied that she is the person shown on the tape.
Bootleg copies of the tape were being sold from hood to hood. The tape showed numerous sex acts, including the girl being urinated on.
Sex Me, Pts. 1-2
In June 2002, Kelly was indicted in Chicago for 21 counts of having sex with a minor, which were later reduced to soliciting a minor for child pornography, seven counts of videotaping the acts, and seven counts of producing child pornography. These charges came after viewing the tapes showed that there was no actual sexual intercourse involved. Kelly still faces 14 of the charges.
In addition to the charges in Illinois, Kelly was being considered for further charges in Polk county Florida on January 23, 2003 on 12 counts of possession of child pornography when authorities alleged to have found a digital camera containing 12 pictures of an underage female with three of them showing Kelly and her engaged in intercourse. These claims were never proven, and the charges were dropped after the search that led to them was ruled illegal.
Then there was the lawsuit filed by a Chicago woman who accused Kelly of going “Half on A Baby” and impregnating her when she was a teen-ager and forcing her to have an abortion.
When A Woman’s Fed Up
During the pornography controversy, then future wife Andrea sought a restraining order against him in 2005 claiming he physically and verbally attacked her on two occasions but it was “A Women’s Threat” that was later rescinded.
Andrea had been a backup dancer and became pregnant by him. They later married and she is the mother of his son and two daughters. R. Kelly and his wife are legally separated, but are in the process of getting a divorce.
When A Woman’s Fed Up the Remix
Most recently, Kelly’s longtime publicist, Regina Daniels, issued a statement announcing she had resigned her position. “I have always prided myself on professionalism, respect and loyalty,” Daniels said. “I ended my relationship with Kelly because there are some lines you just don’t cross.”
Daniel’s husband, music retailer George Daniels, said in a statement, “I have also disassociated myself from Kelly.” He then went on a local radio station and told everyone about R. Kelly going after his daughter.
R. Kelly’s Double Up debuted last May as the No. 1 selling album on both Billboard’s Top 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop album charts. The No. 1 debut of Double Up marks the highest first-week sales of the year for any R&B solo artist.
Double Up is R. Kelly’s eighth top 5 debut and his fifth No. 1 album as a solo artist. It includes the first single “I’m A Flirt” and “Same Girl,” a duet with Usher, that reached Top 10 status on urban radio.
And despite his penchant for underage females, Kelly has sold in excess of 36 million albums worldwide. He’s managed several multi-platinum albums, 12 Play – (6x), R. Kelly – (5x), R. – (8x), TP-2.COM – (4x), Chocolate Factory – (2x), Happy People/U Saved Me – (3x). R. Kelly has collected multiple Grammy, American Music, Billboard and Soul Train awards and has teamed up with some of the biggest artists in the world – Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Young Jeezy, Ciara, and Diddy.
He also scored a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for “Same Girl” which also featured Usher.
The Chase: He Believes He Can Fly
It’s been almost six years since Kelly was first indicted.