R. Kelly learned his fate in a Brooklyn courtroom on Wednesday (June 29). Per the Associated Press, the disgraced R&B singer was sentenced to 30 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly and the 55-year-old could theoretically spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Kells was convicted on nine counts of various racketeering and sex trafficking charges during September 2021’s trial.
“You made me do things that broke my spirit,” one alleged victim said in court. “I literally wished I would die because of how low you made me feel. Do you remember that?”
BREAKING: R&B singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his superstardom to subject young fans — some just children — to systematic sexual abuse. https://t.co/63L9C6w8xq— The Associated Press (@AP) June 29, 2022