It seems R&B singer R. Kelly won’t be having as much luck as Tekashi 6x9 regarding early release. Despite the increased threat of prisoners contracting the virus, Kelly’s request was denied. On Tuesday, a Brooklyn judge reviewed Kelly’s attorney request to release him amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however due to the singer’s charges and possible flight risk, his petition was denied.
According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the judge said "[Kelly] is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses. The defendant has not explained how those risks have changed."