Robert Sylvester Kelly: Superstar is penniless, and singing the rhythm and blues

 

By Daily Mail

Former superstar R. Kelly is reportedly broke after $150,000 was seized from multiple bank accounts after his former Chicago landlord filed a lawsuit accusing him of owning back rent.

The R&B singer has hit rock bottom and currently has -$13 in one of his bank accounts, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

Wintrust Bank, where Kelly holds an account, informed his former landlord that Kelly’s balance with them is in the negatives.

Though that bank account has been drained, Kelly is said to have two other bank accounts with Bank of America.

One of those accounts held $44,595.58 and the other had $110,056.64.

R. Kelly (pictured last month) is reportedly broke after $150,000 was seized from multiple bank accounts after his former Chicago landlord filed a lawsuit accusing him of owing back rent

R. Kelly (pictured last month) is reportedly broke after $150,000 was seized from multiple bank accounts after his former Chicago landlord filed a lawsuit accusing him of owning back rent

The R&B singer has hit rock bottom and currently has -$13 in one of his bank accounts. Wintrust Bank (file image), where Kelly holds an account, informed his former landlord that Kelly’s balance with them is in the negatives.

The R&B singer has hit rock bottom and currently has -$13 in one of his bank accounts. Wintrust Bank (file image), where Kelly holds an account, informed his former landlord that Kelly’s balance with them is in the negatives

However, all of that money was seized by the landlord, who filed a lawsuit accusing Kelly of owing back rent.

Trouble after landlord seized rent money

Kelly has $625 left between the two Bank of America accounts, according to The Blast.

The landlord was awarded $173,000 from the suit and subpoenas were sent to Sony Music, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and multiple banks.

According to The Blast, Kelly is not owed any money by the ASCAP, which collects money for artists.

In addition to the $154, 527.22 they collected from Bank of America, the landlord is asking that the judge to release another $50,000 from Sony.

Kelly, 52, pleaded not guilty in February to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a fourth woman.

The charges were brought against him after seven women including his ex-wife, appeared on Lifetime television documentary, Surviving R Kelly, and accused him of emotional and sexual abuse.

He spent a weekend in jail on the sex charges before being released on $100,000 bail on February 25.

In addition to the $154, 527.22 they collected from Bank of America, the landlord is asking that the judge to release another $50,000 from Sony Music.

In addition to the $154, 527.22 they collected from Bank of America, the landlord is asking that the judge to release another $50,000 from Sony Music

But he was arrested again on March 6 for failing to pay child support, just hours after lashing out in a television interview with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King against charges that he had sexually assaulted the teen girls.

Kelly was taken into custody for owing more than $161,000 in child support to his three children with ex-wife Andrea Kelly.

He was released from jail on March 9 after a child support payment of more than $161,000 was made to Andrea.

Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, could face up to seven years in prison for each of the 10 counts if convicted.

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