R. Kelly's been trying and failing to get a compassionate release for coronavirus.
Not only does he remain locked up, but his sex abuse trial which was supposed to start July 7 has been pushed back until at least September because of COVID. So if you think there's any chance he's going to beat his case, the virus is screwing him while it benefits folks like Tekashi 6ix9ine.
As Kelly sits in prison, it's the perfect time to check his pockets.
The R&B star had nothing in his bank account that had been exhausted by legal fees when he was locked up almost a year ago.
According to the Feds, he's made a little over $200,000 in royalties so far in 2020, putting him back in the black.
While that's good news for his ability to launch a defense, it's bad news for him getting bail. Because of the incoming royalties, the Feds aren't buying Kelly's argument that they can let him out on bond because he doesn't have enough cash to flee the country.