R. Kelly is reportedly on suicide watch on solitary confinement in a Chicago jail where he awaits a transfer to New York City to face federal sex charges.

Kelly's former crisis manager Darrell Johnson stepped down this week after telling CBS News anchorwoman Gayle King he would not leave his daughter alone with someone who was accused of being a pedophile.

Johnson said Kelly is alone in a cell with no TV and nothing to help him pass the time.

"Nobody wants to be locked down 24 hours, no TV," he said. "He can't read and write, so he can't read a book. It's almost as if he's already been, that a jury has convicted him."

Johnson quit as Kelly's crisis manager a day after his interview with King aired on CBS This Morning. He insisted his departure had nothing to do with his comment that he would not leave his 20-year-old daughter alone with an accused pedophile.

He later told CNN he quit for "personal reasons."

Johnson is among the singer's inner circle who may face felony charges for aiding Kelly by concealing a collection of videos that show the singer engaging in inappropriate behavior with underage girls.

The videos were turned over to authorities by someone in Kelly's inner circle. Former Kelly employee, Milton "June" Brown, pleaded not guilty on Friday in Chicago to a federal charge of conspiracy to receive child pornography.

Kelly vigorously denied the allegations that he filmed himself having sex with underage girls over the past 2 decades. He was acquitted on child porn charges in a 2008 case involving a 14-year-old girl seen with him in a viral video.

Troubled lawyer Michael Avenatti turned over a videotape to Chicago authorities which he claimed showed the 52-year-old singer engaging in sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. But Kelly's people insisted the underage girl in the 2nd video is the same girl in the case for which he was acquitted in 2008.

"When you beat your case, you beat your case. They can't double jeopardy me like that," Kelly told King in an explosive interview earlier this year.

Kelly was arrested twice this year. He was out on $1 million bond when he was arrested again on July 11.

He was taken into custody as he walked his 2 dogs outside his $2 million Trump Tower apartment in Chicago, where he lived with two girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary. The two women continue living in the luxury apartment where the rent is paid up until the end of the year.

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  • Wreckognize Game

    If he sees that Azriel is on social media shaking those new breasts that he bought her he is really gonna pass out.

  • SpiceGirl

    Sucker way to go out Kelz if you do it! I'm just saying.

  • iWasteTime

    She is doing ENTIRELY too much.
    She happy as hell to be free.

  • SJ

    *sips coffee* *flips newspaper*

  • SaltineCrackers

    Can we please skip all A$AP Rocky posts today? Unless, of course, he's released.

  • Wreckognize Game

    She is a grown azz woman, 21 about to be 22. Tuh ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    I don’t know about Kellz killin himself but he knows the end is drawin near...it’s a wrap for kellz asz

  • Marlika

    Johnson is full of shat!! He knew before and when he was hired all about Kellz dirt. Now he wants to distance himself to look like the good guy who was u aware??. They’re going to keep their foot on kellz neck until he break. Oh well his sins finally caught up with him. ?????

  • SG

    This is a sad, twisted tale. I don’t feel sorry for him though. He should have sat down in 2008, but nah.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Alextra Ballard

    Kellz entire team knew he was a pedophile and loved underage girls. They also knew he loved recording himself having sex with these children...they all are complicit and need tew be indicted.

  • xxxgracious

    The girls got 5 months to figure out how they're gonna live cause Kellz ain't coming home no time soon....

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I saw in an interview where he said "I would not leave my daughter with an accused pedophile". But he's been representing Kelly for the past 7 months, and I see he didn't have a problem cashing those checks from an accused pedophile all this time. So why this sudden change of heart? This dude is questionable, to say the least.

  • What???

    It's time to put his sister or whichever woman who molested him in jail too.

  • bemetoo

    How much u wanna bet rkelly won’t be found guilty?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    When that ship starts to sink ... like clock work https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a878d95373e952e9fde9f1e950d3e18b365e8bfafba2d7725966d0144cde393a.gif watch demons scatter like roaches .... these folks be the very ones that enabled the abuser ..... gave him passes etc all because they got something out of it too ..... Got damn Money ... Fawk them all

  • Blaque Mahogany

    So I hear Lifetime is doing a follow up series on R Kelly, but no news of a special on Epstein, the Trump cabinet member accused of trafficking, etc.

    Is R. Kelly wrong? Hell yes. He was wrong 20 years ago and he's wrong today. Lock him up. But don't act like he's the ONLY mother effer out here r.ping and molesting children.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Say wha???????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I would take that bet, any day. Between the Federal charges and the State charges (plus the new cooperating witnesses that they didn't have for the first trial), they'll get him on something. He's been lucky in the past, but I think his luck has run out this time.

  • HelloToni

    Agreed.

  • bemetoo

    Ok watch how all those cooperating witnesses don’t or won’t cooperate ?

  • 100milesperhour

    Stupid idiot has a snitch in his camp. Feds watch for years & use paid informants. They'll keep him locked up just like Suge. Andrea & her glued down edges may not be collecting c/s much longer. Legal fees eating up everything.

  • iWasteTime

    I'm confused by something, YES R.KELLY is a monster who should be castrated and put under a jail.
    Who else gets prosecuted with him though?
    There are cops, teachers, pastors, body guards, assistants, engineers etc etc who either turned the other cheek or black mailed him to keep quiet. In almost 30 years NO ONE turned on him, with proof or wore a wire, nothing. Even after the first video was released.
    The line of people to go to jail should be LONG!

  • Dee

    POS got off and should have been convicted back then for what he did to that young girl. I hope he rots in jail or prison ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What about him not committing the crime?

  • Dee

    He IS HOME for good ??

  • Kimocha

    They just broke the news that they are coming out with a docuseries called 'Surviving Epstein'.... So yea, his day is coming too!

  • R in NYC

    "He can't read and write, so he can't read a book. "

    **Exits this post stage right cuz that just slayed me.***
    ????????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Is that what you want to see happen?

  • xxxgracious

    ???

  • What???

    His sister molested him.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    locked down 24 hours, no TV," he said. "He can't read and write, so he can't read a book.
    ^^^^^^^^
    Im going STRAIGHT to hell for the way I cackled.

    Savior not done with me yet!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I ain't watching none of that shyt .... his docu series or any other abuser series ...... it's a trigger for me ...... and I'm glad Kelly is getting dragged to smithereens .. and because he black certainly ain't giving him a inch of brownie point with my azz ......so there's that .... I treat all abusers the same no matter the prestige .... no matter da popularity ... no matter the damn color .... They all will rot slow ..... Steal innocence if ya want to out here ... I guarantee https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d80f96986b392a29eefb1da1763bc8bfdd6f486436232bdbc7ba63f635d4b63.gif I'm coming for your azz ... and that there is fact ..... they all will fall

  • bemetoo

    Nope you reap what you sow.. but watch

  • Alextra Ballard

    He’s gonna have all the time in the world tew learn how tew read and write

  • Ghetto Real Name

    They just announced it not even 15 hours ago on CNN. Saw it last night right before I went to sleep. Surviving Epstein

  • ATL White Guy

    Maybe he can borrow some of his victims picture books.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    OK. People said the same thing about Cosby too, and we saw what happened with that. For RKelly, I'm predicting multiple convictions and at least 15 years prison time.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    JINX!

  • bemetoo

    True

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I hate you lmaooooo. Bc that is exactly wtf she sed.

  • taneka simmons

    A jury will convict him. This type the evidence supports itself. Avenatti said its crystal clear that its him on the tape. im surprised the elder landfairs arent being charged.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Azriel about to find her a new sponsor. Baby girl out here getting her whole ass life since "Robert" been locked up. Lil smart mouth sassy something. I try to be nice bc she is a victim of him and her dumb ass parents, but I still aint forgave her little ass for the way she spoke to Ms. Gayle King.

  • currvalicious

    Including that 14 yr old's parents. Who pretty much pimped her out to Kelly. (Sparkle's niece).

  • taneka simmons

    He said he was working for free. I sure hope he was becauae of they paid him they got supremely ripped off ?????

  • currvalicious

    She'll dance...lol...

  • currvalicious

    Also, it's cricket's on Harvey Weinstein. I haven't heard a thing about him in a year.

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    But he had young girls held captive.Karma is real.Maybe he should have tried respecting the melaninated queens of this earth.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGYe6NgCjwM&t=73s

  • 100milesperhour

    Not what I meant. The hanger-ons he was paying were probably the snitching.

  • currvalicious

    That's a sick family.

  • currvalicious

    Agreed. I believe it's the sister. She was her brother's childhood tormenter.

  • Kimocha

    Seems like she tryna get f'ckd by another old ass pimp... Really out here showin her ass! Smdh!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Blog Post Suggestions... (Just suggestions because I know you don't need any help SR)

    1. Mueller's testimony.

    2. Juanita Bynum- So there are a few other preachers coming out claiming she ran off from the plug. I still think that preacher was wrong for going in her room without her permission, but she apparently has a history of taking the flight, the hotel and the money, but not showing up to gigs.

    3. Steve Harvey and Monique. Steve said some things recently and Monique responded.

    4. The preacher in GA that was accused of molesting a girl from 11-16. Apparently, he's been molesting girls since the early 90's. AND someone just burned the church down the other day.

  • Ni Ni

    I hear they're on the social media advertising for their next sponsor. A hard head makes a soft behind. The girls have to learn the hard way.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That's actually who I was thinking about when I said Epstein. Thanks for the name drop!

  • stav

    Who cares, can't stand those that think they're above the law , then when the ish hits the fan, they're ready to go the coward route.

  • Logan Roberts

    A waste of damn talent. *continue to eat my French toast & eggs*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Crisis manager steps down.
    Translation: R Kelly's last paycheck bounced.

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    total waste

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    i have no sympathy for him..

    so in my world....i am a mid 30s cat lady and im good with that

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sparkle needs to burn in the hottest part of hell for introducing her niece to R Kelly.
    She allowed R Kelly to take her niece's innocence in exchange for her career.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    There would be nothing to snitch about if R Kelly had not committed a crime but you want to avoid that point.

  • Kimocha
  • Bree

    I don't believe he quit because the ship is sinking. I believe he quit because Gayle got personal with him and included his daughter. To me, she overstepped her boundaries. Yes, I know she is a journalist but I don't think she should have mentioned his daughter. No matter the work I do, my family is off limits. I think this got too personal for Mr. Johnson. I don't have children yet, but I will say this,I wouldn't leave my children alone with ANYONE accused of pedophilia either. He used the right word ACCUSED.

    R. Kelly could still walk. But this seems like a witch hunt. Somebody is definitely out to get him. And if he is guilty, he needs to pay. The sad part is that he has to live with himself. I think he needs rehabilitation and the right folk around him. I wouldn't want to be in jail in my 50s. I wouldn't want to be in jail period

  • Parent

    He'll figure it out.

  • 100milesperhour

    Right.

  • imright

    if he wants to kill himself, let em ?????

  • imright

    what soup cooler say ?

  • Goodii2Shoes

    ....was waiting for these nxggas to start dropping like flies once the child sex trafficking hit the fan. It's still A ways to go lol but Ross perot died the 1st day the FBI starts publicly asking questions about Pedophile Island, Kels should be left unmonitored so we can see what happens & Bill #immediately denies flying Lolita Express to some 'underage prostitute's' parties. His track record on denial strategies is classic, well worn and macabre in its entertainment,
    let's see what (or who) Milton & Jeffrey give up?

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Snitching ? lol

    he had karma hanging on, waiting for her chance. Snitching is drug trade related language ; not child sex abuse or pedophilia. Conducting Pedophilia is like conducting drug trade snitching- be ware.

  • What???

    You should have empathy for him He didn’t ask to be a piece of shyt. He’s just a mentally ill guy acting out from a perverted female of his past. You can have empathy and disdain for a person at the same time. Grow up.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    They're related in their pedophilia and sexual predator antics So much So that one is as guilty and interested in 'obstructing justice' by hiding evidence and lies as the other.
    I'm looking for the full list of pedophiles and rapper accomplices to be released...but..its the united states*shrug* you know they don't want to implicate a sitting POTUS or his closest pals & associates. Especially since the current one is a TV Personality

  • 100milesperhour

    Thanks for the lesson. Whoever told on him was fully aware of his perversions for years, condoning it & didn’t tell until now. That’s snitching.

  • Renee26

    ? ok... MF has had a daughter for 20yrs; how long has he been working for Robert protecting his dirty secrets??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ouch!!!

  • garrisonville

    Good look beating those Fed charges. He's not getting out of this one!

  • Renee26

    Yup...looks surgically enhanced too. Robert probably been pimpin them out... Ion feel pity for either of them cause it was said that they helped him train girls.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The original Monique interview was 52 minutes long and that he was looking out for her so he edited the interview to make her look better. But Mo says, he edited to make himself look better because he said some things that could be considered racist about the people that took his show away. She was like, "release the whole video Negro".

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ?????

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Lol, sounds like blackmail or extortion. but *shrug* couldn't pay me to hang out w/Kelly, his family or business associates since sparkle's niece was introduced via VHS tapes no one should have to see much less be forced to watch as 'community service'.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The Feds have a 90-95% conviction rate.

    Most defendants take plea deals unless they are stupid enough to go to trial.

    The reason for the high conviction rate is that there are no depositions for federal cases so the defense doesn't know what evidence the Feds have until trial so they don't have the foreknowledge to prepare a strategy.

    R is going to spend the rest of his life in jail.

    I hope his fans put some money on his books.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • KarmaBackAround

    Chiiiii he as the pide piper right..make music n songs damn it...its what u do best when u aint being a pedophile.

  • EasyBreezy
  • KcoolMuziq
  • Ms Trevor

    He can’t take jail.

  • Cannelle

    He can't read and write, so he can't read a book.

    All of the money he has had, he didn't pay someone to teach him to read?

    Figures.

  • Ms Trevor

    I had a dinner party and an invited guest wanted to bring him. I was like hell no even though my 15 year old was visiting in another state. You don’t even want someone like that in your house.

  • Seldomseen

    He was paying them for something else

  • Cannelle

    LOL !

  • Cannelle

    Right.

    Oh welps!

  • Seldomseen

    I think the crisis manager was a little slow. Was Kelz able to pay him? Was he in the position for publicity? Did he do anything to effectively manage the crisis?

  • Renee Bee
  • Chapter29Chick

    Exactly, these people who surrounded him wasn’t thinking about going down on a sinking ship ? or the fact that they have women or girls in their family whom will side eye them once this comes to light that they aided this pied piper retard.

  • 100milesperhour

    You’re right. Snitching was wrong word choice.

  • Carrington

    I’m petty ASF, I know. But, if I tried to get Joey to speak to me for years and he refused and turned against me, you’re going to have to be about that life for a LONG time because, when the game is over - you can’t call my iFoam.

    Those girlfriends have some great family members for still fighting to speak to people who don’t want to be spoken TO.

    BE about it, baby. I’m good.

  • Chapter29Chick

    Which is so disgusting 2 think about...

  • Soon2BWife
  • Renee Bee

    Mister! You were very aggressive in your tone and body language when you were stanning for your client. Ms. Gayle King is a seasoned journalist and she worked you over. Yes sir, a woman put you in your chauvinistic place. You were busy trying to control the interview and second guess what questions she was going to ask you.
    Your mouth wrote a check you can't cash. Ya jobless!

  • Miss Thang

    I believe that Robert suffered horrific sexual abuse throughout his childhood. It’s almost a curse that he has natural talent because I believe it made many people around him turn a blind eye to his maldevelopment into adulthood. Then as he gained fame, power and money, he became increasingly more emboldened towards abusive behavior and the people around him turned a blind eye because they were making money off of him. It’s a really sickening situation.

  • Chapter29Chick

    R Kelly and his perversion is off the scale 2 the point that he is taking down the whole squad and has ruined so many lives including my girl Aaliyah. Just throw the whole man away ? ?????

  • Bree

    I agree. I think with rehabilitation R. Kelly can come back from this. Do I condone his behavior? I don't. I have been raped and molested by a woman I trusted and by men when I was growing up. And none of it was voluntarily. I have had friends and classmates who welcome this type of behavior. Some of them are gold diggers and they don't care who the man is, as long as he has money to blow on them. I know several women who have had babies with murderers and drug dealers and they think that that mess is cute. It is unfortunate that this R.Kelly's legacy after 30 years in the music industry. I will never give someone else the rights to tell my story.

  • Soon2BWife

    Aerial or whatever her name is needs a whooping with her little fast azz and smart mouth. I don't advocate corporal punishment but she is clearly a product of parents that didn't discipline her little flip mouth behind.

  • Karen Brady

    I LOVE & HATE this damn GIF so much at the same damn time. I can't explain it girl. But I LOVE it more!!!!!!!!! Tee heeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Karen Brady

    All day.

  • Kimocha

    LMAOOO!!! Wyt boy killin it tho, lol!

  • BorisBlack1

    Let's see if it's get all the same hype. Let's see who's producing it to see if they're trying to pull punches.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I am very pissedT at Azriel parents for ignoring all the predatory history of Kellz. I don’t even wanna start on Aaliyah’s parents,so I wont

  • C Mack

    “He can't read and write, so he can't read a book.“

    Whew

  • C Mack

    “He can't read and write, so he can't read a book.“

    Whew

  • Miss Thang

    ??

  • Miss Thang

    ??

  • Miss Thang

    ?

  • Miss Thang

    ?

  • Slim Goodie

    Well they better hurry up with Instagram taking "likes" away before long. https://media1.giphy.com/media/NQR28YRavU6Mo/giphy.gif

  • Slim Goodie

    Well they better hurry up with Instagram taking "likes" away before long. https://media1.giphy.com/media/NQR28YRavU6Mo/giphy.gif

  • Kimocha

    You already know that it more than likely won't get the same hype and energy as Kells... It's a wyt thang, lol... Smdh!!!

  • Branch Davidian

    Look for the new NETFLIX comedy...
    "Hanging with Mr. Kelly"!!!

  • Ms Trevor

    Amen. God bless. I’m a survivor as well. The Most High takes care of all. Predators get theirs eventually.

  • Bree

    Amen. May God bless you as well.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Honestly he should've stepped down. A crisis manager is supposed to contain the crisis and this dude was contributing to it lol.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    ???????

  • Well$$Well$$?

    ?? I saw another preacher talking about how he paid her 12k. She wouldn't do his event and he had to sue her to try to recoup his money. There was something about the video with Juanita Bynum that rubbed me the wrong way...Like how she said that they didn't welcome her and make a big deal about her being there when she arrived... But then she's like it didn't bother me. Stuff like that isn't important to me....Then why even mention it? If it's so unimportant? I'm not saying her privacy wasn't violated but I DO think there's more to that story...

  • WhoKnew

    So Pedo Perv's crisis manager Darrell Johnson says he was not fired for going on national TV and saying he would never leave his daughter with pedo Kelly.

    Yeah, right. And I own the Fashion Center in California and the Rockefeller Center in New York. Do people just go around all damned day telling lies? Geesh!

  • WhoKnew

    We all know after all these years that fool done lernt how to read and write. It's just been an ongoing lie all of these years because of his ongoing criminal behavior all these years.

  • Renee Bee

    Bwahahaha!!!

  • Sha

    He'll be alright, he feels trapped in the closet.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I can't have empathy for someone who has sex with children. Im sorry. I cant relate or understand it and I'm grown af. R Kelly really should've stopped sleeping with 14 year olds the first time that he got away with it. ?????

  • Ro

    LLS!

  • R in NYC

    ?????

  • Dali

    How is the crisis manager possibly facing charges when he just joined on as his crisis manager six months ago. He was hired by the attorney and didn’t even know R. Kelly prior to this. I think that’s Misinformation

  • Ryan

    Bullshit. Sociopaths are too into themselves to consider suicide.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yeah...after listening to the 2nd preacher and visiting her IG I see her milk isnt clean. But IMo that doesn't excuse him going into her room.

  • Marlika

    His ass needs to be in jail as well!

  • Marlika

    Exactly!!?

  • Allihave2say
  • Allihave2say

    If nothing else be true to thine own self.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He should have said, "At 21 years old, my adult child is free to be around whomever she wants. My client is innocent, this question doesn't apply to my child or my client."

    But he didn't, and so it made it look like he had inside info to Kelly's guilt.

  • human being

    Right! Sociopaths are manipulative. That's exactly what this is - manipulation.

  • human being

    First let me say I admire the parents determination to reach their daughters in this case. However, at a certain point, you must let go. Some "kids" are determined to do things the hard way (no pun intended). I understand abuse. I was a victim. They are adults now. If they were my daughters, I'd be worn the heck out.

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    girl I was dying when he said that. I was like what kinda crisis manager is this?!! but this is what it looks like when chickens come home to roost...smdh