In February, Kelly pleaded not guilty to sex-related charges in Illinois involving four women. Three of the women were minors when the abuse is alleged to have occurred.


The recent series of charges against Kelly followed the airing of a TV documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, on the network Lifetime. In the programme, seven women, including Kelly’s ex-wife Drea Kelly, accused the singer of emotional and sexual abuse.

Kelly has vigorously denied all of the allegations levelled against him.