The verdict is in for the R. Kelly trial and it is not good for the fallen star.
Kelly has been found guilty in “federal racketeering and sex trafficking trial” after more than a month of testimonies.
After 50 witnesses were heard from and after prosecutors argued that the disgraced R&B singer had been working for over 20 years to recruit girls and young women for sexual exploitation—including the creation of porn—a 12-person jury came to the conclusion Monday afternoon and found him guilty of all nine counts of the racketeering and sex trafficking charges against him.
The charges Kelly included one count of racketeering based on 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of children, kidnapping, forced labor, and eight violations of the sex-trafficking statute, the Mann Act. U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly handed the case to the jury around 1:40 p.m. Friday, with the seven men and five women announced to have reached the verdict around 3 p.m. Monday.
The disgraced singer has been accused of sexual assault by over 20 women, where a lot of the claims date “back to the ‘90s.” One of his accusers had testified that she saw Kelly perform “oral sex on Aaliyah when she was a teen.”
So how did the “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Bump N’ Grind” performer react to the verdict?
He was “motionless” despite wearing a mask, though you can imagine he was pissed.
Here is a tweet from the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York:
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R. Kelly Dragged By Prison Jumpsuit After His Name Floated For Pretend VERZUZ Battle
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The narrative that R. Kelly is untouchable in a hit battle is easily amongst the worst narratives in R&B.— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) January 22, 2021
Not only is it not true, but the inability to let everything about that man die annoys me. Listen to more R&B.
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the people versus r kelly is the only versus i wanna hear him participate in— lem twenny 🦂 (@sindoesart) January 22, 2021
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"Aint nobody beating R Kelly in a Verzuz"— MikeyC (@imtherealmikeyc) January 22, 2021
The State of Illinois pic.twitter.com/UxQ3TcoL48
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Me seeing R Kelly trending thinking trump pardoned him or something pic.twitter.com/Vhiv3vixNg— Olympic Matisse 🥇 (@sethcurryszn) January 22, 2021
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why are chris brown and r kelly trending? battle of the abusers?— god tier hoochie ❤️🔥 (@_benjvmins_) January 22, 2021
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now why y’all got R. Kelly trending on this fine friday morning ? pic.twitter.com/7phRerpqnd— a - washh (@liluziindigo) January 22, 2021
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Why is R. Kelly trending at 6 am central standard time? pic.twitter.com/PS5TxslzTy— VФn (@flemingdrx) January 22, 2021
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R Kelly, is a sexual predator. I don’t care how good his music is/was. Everything he done after touching on little girls, means jack shit to me. NO PASS!— J- 🌎✨ (@MajorFactor2) January 22, 2021
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I really wish R Kelly wasn’t a weirdo cause nigggaaa that catalog— IBiN98 (@Amirxvx) January 22, 2021
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Not R. Kelly vocals during a Women’s Empowerment Verzuz.— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) January 22, 2021
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Why in the hell is R Kelly trending on January 22nd, at 0741 est? pic.twitter.com/cpfT25SnrD— Dree 🖤💛 (She/They) (@DreeDaGoat) January 22, 2021
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Imagine winning the prison talent show 6 years in a row and then R. Kelly shows up.— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) January 22, 2021
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They need to kill this R. Kelly song— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) January 22, 2021
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Why are people even discussing R. Kelly and a hypothetical Verzus?? That man should no longer exist— Obi Does (@obidoess) January 22, 2021