The Chicago jail cell inmate who attacked R. Kelly last week reportedly tried to stab him with a pen during the altercation.
The “Ignition” crooner was sleeping in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center last Wednesday when the “violent” inmate crept in and started “stomping on [Kelly’s] head, repeatedly,” and even alleged the inmate also had “an ink pen with him that he was going to use to stab Mr. Kelly” but fortunately, it was snatched away from him before he could do the deed, according to a motion filed by Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg asking the court to release him on bail.
“This is an inmate that never should have been anywhere near Mr. Kelly, an individual who is charged with the most violent of crimes, and one who plainly has no respect for the rules, he has the phrase ‘Fu** The Feds’ tattooed on his face,” Greenberg’s motion continued.
Greenberg said Kelly “mostly remains in his cell… to ensure his own safety” but jail officials placed him in solitary confinement following the attack because it was the only way he could be protected. It’s not clear if Kelly is still in solitary confinement.
The inmate who attacked the singer was allegedly upset over recent lockdowns caused by pro-R Kelly protests outside of the jail, Greenberg said.
Kelly’s team is working tirelessly to have him released on bail until his trial begins. The court has denied all attempts.