R KELLY’S first stop after being released on $100,000 bail was to head to the McDonald’s where he was mobbed by fans screaming “I love you.”
The R&B singer, 52, was freed from Cook County jail in Chicago when a 47-year-old female friend posted bail after he had been charged with ten counts of aggravated sexual assault.
@blaesch R Kelly was spotted tucking into some food at the River North branch of McDonald’s in Chicago
He stopped off at the branch of the fast food chain in the city’s River North neighbourhood, where it’s claimed he had previously picked up an underage girl.
While he visited the restaurant he signed autographs and waved at a fan who yelled “I love you”.
In 1998 he allegedly met a high school girl on her prom night in the same restaurant.
He later got her pregnant and forced her to have an abortion, according to papers filed in a 2002 lawsuit.
The I Believe I Can Fly singer settled the claim out of court, Spin reports.
At the time Kelly would have been 31.
Kelly’s former studio engineer James Lee said in last year’s BBC documentary R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes claimed Kelly often picked up girls at McDonald’s.
He said: “He would occasionally go to this McDonald’s and come back to the studio with a girl or two.
“Going to McDonald’s to pick up chicks. That’s what a 17-year-old does.”
PICKED UP PROM GIRL
After stopping off for a bite to eat the singer is then said to have gone to a cigar lounge.
Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary – two women who currently live with Kelly and whose parents say they are being held against their will and without contact to friends and family – reportedly followed Kelly into the lounge.
The star had spent three days behind bars after handing himself in to cops on Friday.
It was claimed he was struggling to pay the $100,000 (£77,000) bail money.
Kelly pleaded not guilty via his lawyer Steve Greenberg to the charges that he sexually abused four women dating back to 1998, including three underage girls aged between 13 and 16 at the time.
Michael Avenatti, who represents one of the accused, said new witnesses and more video footage indicated the singer “deserves to be locked up for the rest of his life.”
He said: “Over the weekend, we have encountered a number of additional witnesses who we have interviewed, who we are in the process of preparing to meet with prosecutors.”
He claims to have got a second video which he believes shows Kelly sexually abusing an underage girl, said to be 14 at the time.
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Avenatti said: “The videotape depicts Mr Kelly engaged in illegal sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. It is approximately 55 minutes in length.
“It leaves no question as to Mr Kelly’s guilt on the tape.”
Kelly is due to appear in court again on March 22.
Getty Images – Getty The singer first went to McDonald’s and then on to a cigar lounge
Reuters A female friend post R Kelly’s bail money
AP:Associated Press R Kelly faces ten charges of aggravated sexual assault
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