R. Kelly went straight from jail to one of his familiar hangouts.
Hours after posting bond, the singer and his entourage hit up the “rock n roll McDonald’s” in River North. Kelly waited in line and then sat in a booth where he ate his meal.
From there, Kelly hit up a cigar bar in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood where he was allegedly joined by girlfriends Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary.
Several fans gathered at the McDonald’s and a few young women could be seen sitting on top of a car that was parked next to Kelly’s. One fan walked out of the McD’s and bragged about how he scored an autograph from the disgraced singer, who allegedly told the fan he was innocent.
That particular McDonald’s holds significance for R. Kelly.
In 1998, Kelly allegedly met a high school girl there on her prom night. In a 2002 lawsuit, the girl claimed Kelly got her pregnant and forced her to get an abortion. He settled the case out of court.
Kelly’s attorney entered a not guilty plea for the singer in a hearing earlier Monday. He is due back in court on March 22.
R. Kelly surrendered to police Friday night after he was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse, each carrying a possible sentence of three to seven years in prison.
Two of R. Kelly’s girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, sat in the courtroom for the singer’s hearing on Saturday and had questions hurled their way as they walked from the courthouse moments after the hearing was over.
Both girls have claimed to be in consensual relationships with the hip-hop star, despite their families believing they have been brainwashed into joining Kelly’s alleged sex cult.