Update (Sept. 1):

In a new report from Page Six yesterday (Aug. 31), more details about the alleged attack against R. Kelly, which took place last Wednesday (Aug.26), have been revealed. The outlet confirmed that the fellow inmate who assaulted Kelly also attempted to stab him with an ink pen. Apparently, Kelly was asleep in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center when the inmate began “stomping on [Kelly’s] head, repeatedly,” according to the document Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg filed to get his client released on bail.

"This is an inmate that never should have been anywhere near Mr. Kelly, an individual who is charged with the most violent of crimes, and one who plainly has no respect for the rules, he has the phrase ‘Fuck The Feds’ tattooed on his face. Extravagant gifts rappers have given rappers," Kelly's attorney adds.

Original Story: 

R. Kelly has supposedly been attacked while serving time in a Chicago prison.

According to a report from TMZ on Thursday (Aug. 27), law enforcement sources claim Kelly got into a physical altercation with another inmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. Apparently, the embattled singer was sitting on his bed when another inmate walked into his cell and began punching him.

Sources say the inmate was upset because the prison had been shut down due to protests being held on R. Kelly's behalf calling for his release from the facility. The fight was short-lived and it's unclear if Kelly and the inmate were broken up by another prisoner or a guard at the correctional center.

Kelly was reportedly examined by a physician and doesn't have any severe injuries.

The news of R. Kelly's alleged attack comes about three months after he made his third request to be released from prison citing coronavirus concerns was denied by a Brooklyn judge. Kelly is facing indictments in both New York and Chicago and has filed temporary release requests in both states. Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Ann M. Donnelly denied the singer's motion back in May and April. Three months ago, Kelly cited diabetes as a health reason to be released. In March, Kelly's attorney filed documents claiming that he had a surgical procedure that would've made him susceptible to the virus.

XXL reached out to R. Kelly's attorney, as well as the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago for a comment. The MCC said that are unable to provide any details on the incident or the medical status of an individual inmate in an effort to maintain the privacy, safety and security of the prisoner.

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