R. Kelly highly contributed to shaping Hip-Hop in the 90’s and early 2000’s by redefining the R&B genre. From top hits, Grammy Awards and even a Guinness World record under his belt by the age of 31, the man was a force to be reckoned with when it came to music, and his talent was praised from all corners of the world. That was until accusations of human trafficking, sexual abuse and racketeering started to pile on against him, slowly backing him into a dark corner for the better part of 20 years.
Ultimately, the year 2019 became R. Kelly’s doomsday, as he was indicted on no less than 18 charges of pedophilia, child pornography, kidnapping, and more. His offences were all detailed in the now famous six-part documentary “Surviving R. Kelly”, in which it was revealed that he was essentially running a sex cult from his home, where he detained underage girls and enslaved them for his own pleasure. And this time, the evidence against him was too big: R. Kelly has been incarcerated in a Chicago prison since July of 2019, and despite having been savagely attacked by other inmates in 2020, he was denied bail twice in the last year.