R. Kelly Shares Song ‘Shut Up’ From Prison On His 54th Birthday
R&B singer/songwriter R.Kelly broke his silence on his 54th birthday. The Chicago native is currently in prison awaiting trial for sex crime charges, facing 18 federal counts including child pornography, kidnapping, and forced labor. R.Kelly (or someone from his team) broke his social media hiatus when he took to Instagram on his birthday (Jan.8) to share a throwback photo of himself along with a verse from his 2011 song “Shut Up” which appears to be a reference to his current legal battle. The singer captioned the post,
“Thank you God, for My Life!”
Lyrics to “Shut Up” include,
“After 22 years of a blessed career/ Had me lying in my hospital bed crying mad tears/ But just as I have many people hatin me, Had so many people loving me/ And let’s not forget the hood around the world covering me/ And to everybody that be calling me, Telling what they’ve been sayin about me/ Bringin me all of this negative s–t, ya’ll the ones I ain’t f–king with.”
The song continued,
“And to everybody that be calling me, telling what they’ve been sayin’ about me/Bringin’ me all of this negative s–t, and ya’ll the ones I ain’t f—ing with.”
Comments were disabled for the Instagram post.
R.Kelly’s trial has been set for September 13, 2021, however, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber acknowledged that due to the pandemic, the date is “not set in stone”. The singer has been held in Chicago’s downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center since his arrest in July 2019 and has been denied repeated requests to be set free while awaiting his trial.
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