R. Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg said the singer is having a miserable time in prison while facing child pornography and sex abuse charges at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago.
“I’ve seen him get very emotional,” Greenberg said. “He’s dealing with a lot of stories that have been made up. He’s not a fighter. I’ve seen him cry when he talks about the situation.” But he asserts his client “is going to fight for the truth” to get out.
Greenberg claims Kelly “has a stage persona who is used to having people around him all the time. His life in solitary is now minus TV. No radio. No music. And no books.” He added, “He’s also a spiritual guy, has a Bible with him in his cell, but he can’t read it. It’s basically there for comfort.”
Greenberg says that Kelly has been moved to the ‘SHU,’ a cell in solitary confinement away from general population, and is constantly being moved from cell to cell. “He has only the guards to talk to… but he is receiving plenty of mail, which is 97% positive and he pores over it,” added Greenberg, who said Kelly is able to recognize a few words and can write some words phonetically.
Greenberg claims Kelly only gets one social visit on his visiting day and so far, he has had a few guest visits. “One of his two girlfriends [Joycelyn Savage, 23, and Azriel Clary, 21, who live with him at the Trump Tower] just visited the jail — I don’t know which one, but they can only visit via video. Only his lawyers can see him face to face in solitary,” he said.
“He also had a visit from his uncle … the one he calls Uncle Bug.”
In regard to the request for Kelly’s computer so he could finish new music? “We gave up on it for now,” said Greenberg. “He’s got a new album he needs to release, but it’s backed up into the cloud now. But he needs to get that album out. People are waiting for it.”