According to the controversial singer’s attorney, R.Kelly was allegedly put on suicide watch after his racketeering conviction in New York in September.
Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, did not say whether Kelly was actually at risk of self-harm, but he did say that it was routine procedure for federal correctional systems to monitor the mental well-being of freshly sentenced inmates. The provision was later removed.
Kelly is preparing to increase the size of his legal team in order to combat the charges in his New York case.
According to the New York Times, on September 27, the Grammy-winning singer was found guilty on all nine counts, including one count of racketeering and eight counts of breaking the Mann Act linked to the star’s transportation and coercion of two women, one of whom was a juvenile.
The 54-year-last old’s hearing is scheduled for May 4, 2022, and he could face up to life in prison.