R. Kelly always seems to be in trouble with underage girls! Today rumors surfaced that the R&B singer is being investigated by Illinois police for committing statutory rape.
Media Take Out is reporting that R. Kelly had his home raided by police who were looking for a 17-year old girl who allegedly had been staying there for several days. The girl reportedly left 20 minutes prior to law enforcement showing up.
Apparently since the girl is 17, she’s legally permitted to be with Kelly. But the Olympia Fields Police are still pursuing the case. They are still gathering evidence, which includes signed affidavits from several witnesses saying the girl had spent consecutive nights with him prior to her 17th birthday.
R. Kelly just departed for his South African tour and appears to be off the hook as of now. But we wouldn’t be surprised if he was greeted by police officers at the airport on his return. Kelly says his focus right now is solely remembering Michael Jackson, for whom he wrote You Are Not Alone.
R. Kelly said in a statement, "I want to use this opportunity to pay tribute to my mentor and remind people of his genius and influence on all our lives.”