R. Kelly appeared in court on Friday for the first time after being indicted with 18 federal charges, including allegedly taking underage girls across state lines for sex.

Kelly made a brief courtroom appearance in Chicago on Friday afternoon, wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, according to NBC News.

When asked by Magistrate Judge Sheila Finnegan whether he understood the charges being filed against him, which included paying victims and witnesses to cover up his crimes, the 52-year-old singer said, “Yes ma’am.”

Separate federal indictments were filed in both Chicago and Brooklyn, including child pornography charges, enticement of a minor, obstruction of …read more

Source:: Essence

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