R Kelly Net Worth in 2022 – Age, Height, Life, Family

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R Kelly Quick Facts

Net Worth -$2,000,000
Age 55 years
Date of Birth January 8, 1967
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.85 m)
Source of Income Musician
Residence Brooklyn, NY
Twitter https://twitter.com/LouisFarrakhan/

R Kelly Net Worth

R. Kelly is a singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer from the United States. R Kelly has a net worth of -$2 million, according to Forbes. Kelly’s net worth was undoubtedly in the tens of millions of dollars, and it may have been as high as $100 million at his pinnacle. Kelly confessed to a judge in April 2020, while arguing for his release from jail, that he owed approximately $1.9 million in back taxes alone to the Internal Revenue Service.

R Kelly Early Life

Robert Sylvester Kelly was born on January 8th, 1967, on the south side of Chicago, to Robert and Patricia Kelly. He dropped out of high school in order to pursue a career as a subway musician. After winning a $100,000 award on the television talent contest Big Break, he had his big break and began his career. Kelly partnered with Jive Records in 1991 and, with his band Public Announcement, released the album “Born in to 90s” in 1993, which was nominated for a Grammy

R Kelly Career

R. Kelly made his solo debut with the release of “12 Play” in November 1993. The single “Bump n’ Grind” was a major reason for the album’s success, which led to it being certified six-times platinum.

Kelly also began a career as a record producer, working with other musicians at the same time. Aaliyah, a teenage pop vocalist, released her debut album, which he produced and penned the entirety of.

His album “R. Kelly” was released in 1995 and sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Soon after, his track “I Believe I Can Fly” reached the top of the charts and was nominated for three Grammys. As part of his albums released in the 2000s, Kelly also released the multi-part rap opera ‘Trapped in the Closet’, which was broadcast on radio stations in small snippets. The last section was made available to the public in the springtime of 2010 after years of development.

There have been 14 studio albums released by R Kelly, five compilation albums produced, and three collaborative albums released by him. In addition to his three Grammys, Kelly has received a slew of other honors, including multiple American Music Awards, a BET Award, and a slew of Billboard Awards. “Black Panties” and “The Buffet,” his most recent studio albums, were released in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He has also taken part in a total of 12 official tours across the world, which took place between 1994 and 2013.

R Kelly Controversies

Kelly and Aaliyah were married in secret in 1994, however, the union was later annulled due to infidelity. The next year, in 1996, he married dancer Andrea Lee, with whom he had three children before the couple divorced in 2009.

Over the course of his career, R Kelly has been involved in a number of issues. He was taken into custody and charged with allegedly having sexual relations with a minor. He was finally found not guilty of all 14 allegations against him.

On February 3, 2002, a tape surfaced showing Kelly reportedly having sex with and peeing on an underage girl. Kelly has denied the allegations. Following the release of the film by an unknown source and delivery to the Chicago Sun-Times, the publisher broke the story on February 8, 2002, the same day Kelly performed in the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kelly has stated in interviews that he is not the man depicted in the footage.

R. Kelly was arrested in late February of 2020 on a slew of new charges against him. His bond was set at $1 million, which could have been satisfied with a $100,000 payment, but he chose to take the risk. Unfortunately, Kelly was so strapped for cash that it took him many days to come up with the funds. In reality, it has been stated that the $100,000 came from a woman named Valencia Love, whose exact affiliation to R. Kelly is unknown at this time. While Kelly was incarcerated, his ex-wife Andrea filed a lawsuit seeking $160,000 in unpaid child support on Kelly’s behalf.

A Misplaced Fortune

If R. Kelly had not been involved in any legal issues, his net worth may have easily surpassed $50-100 million. Kelly is said to have spent tens of millions of dollars to purportedly settle dozens of cases filed by women who claimed they were mistreated by the singer throughout the course of his career, according to reports. Kelly is said to have lost a significant percentage of his net worth after splitting with Andrea Lee, his wife from 1996 until 2009, during the most prosperous years of his professional life.

Kelly was found to be owing $5 million in delinquent taxes dating back seven years in 2012, according to court documents. Following a period of non-payment of his mortgage since 2010, he lost his Chicago house to foreclosure in 2013. When he failed to pay more than $30,000 in unpaid rent and fees, he was evicted from two Atlanta-area residences in the spring of 2018. At one point in recent years, he was renting a townhouse in Chicago’s Trump Tower, which he called home.

R Kelly Financial and Legal Issues

In July 2018, R. Kelly published a 19-minute song on Spotify, in which he addressed several of the charges against him that had been made against him.Kelly claims in this song that he is broke and that she must tour “simply to pay the rent.” His admissions include owing the Internal Revenue Service $20 million at one point and being compelled to borrow several million dollars from his record company to pay debts. Due to his controversies, he has been unable to perform in many countries outside of the United States, and his tours in the United States have been often disrupted by anti-abortion rallies. Spotify and other streaming services have also ceased including his music in their own public playlists, which is a sad development. Individuals can still listen to his music on Spotify using their own accounts, however his music will not be recommended in public playlists such as Discover Weekly, or in other Spotify-curated playlists and radio channels, among other things.

After receiving information that R. Kelly’s recording studio had made repeated upgrades without licenses, Chicago building inspectors were granted the authority to check the facility in January 2019. It should be noted that R. Kelly does not own the studio, but has been renting it since 2017. At the time of the inspection, the 8000-square-foot facility was actually up for sale for $4 million, according to the records. At the same time, the building’s owner launched a lawsuit against R. Kelly, claiming that he had failed to pay rent. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that Kelly’s rent was $23,000 per month and that he had not paid it for seven months. At the time of the petition, he owed the landlord $167,000 in rent.

R. Kelly’s record company, RCA/Sony, announced on January 14 that they were putting a halt to all of his future music albums, effectively preventing Kelly from making any more money. In terms of his most recent recording deal, he owes RCA/Sony two more records at this point. RCA/Sony has also refused to contribute funds to the creation of new music videos. Kelly has not been convicted of any crime as of the time of this writing, which puts the label in a difficult situation. It would appear to be difficult to terminate him and withhold funds based on allegations if done in a legitimate manner. A “morals provision” in his contract may allow RCA/Sony to get out of the contract if they feel it is in their best interests to do so.

Jonathan Humes

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