American singer and rapper R. Kelly was arrested for child pornography and other allegations of abuse. The New York Times reports that the 52-year-old was taken into custody by federal agents Thursday in Chicago. The list of thirteen accusing leaders includes, among other things, soliciting minors and obstructing justice.
The R&B star is already at the center of accusations of violence and manipulation by a very large number of women. The musician is supposed to be transferred to New York for the trial.
Some of the accusations date back to the nineties, the musician only in the last months has been reached by ten complaints in February and eleven in May, all concerning sexual abuse. The documentary Surviving R. Kelly and the docuserie R. Kelly after the storm contributed to raising the debate about him. Among the consequences of the emergence of all these accusations, the fact that his RCA label has downloaded him and that Lady Gaga has decided to cancel Do What U Want (With My Body), the song he had recorded in duet with he