R. Kelly is so deep within the purple, lots of people are claiming to be richer than him — that’s, if you happen to consider a website’s estimation of his web value … which has it pegged as a unfavorable.
At some level this 12 months, Celebrity Net Worth up to date R. Kelly’s web page to checklist his general worth in belongings as unfavorable $2 million … one thing the Internet seems to have simply caught on to prior to now few days or so, together with one 42 Dugg — who was howling over the information.
He posted a video displaying himself cackling along with his buddies, as they recorded completely different articles (all circling again to CNW) reporting on Kelly’s newest alleged numbers.
Ditto for the remainder of Twitter … whose customers are posting jokes about how they’re technically wealthier than the one-time R&B icon — who’s in the midst of a number of legal instances, in addition to one which’s about to wrap up, with jury deliberations having formally gotten underway.
As for a way Celebrity Net Worth landed on the -$2 mil determine … it appears they’re merely citing a narrative we broke final 12 months — by which R. Kelly informed a decide, through court docket docs, that he owed Uncle Sam nearly $2 million in again taxes … which he cited as a cause why he would not be a flight threat if launched on bail. The court docket shot him down … he is remained in custody since.
Now, whether or not or not R. Kelly truly has a unfavorable web value is pure hypothesis — however one factor is for positive … the man does appear to be strapped for money, and apparently has been for years now. He revealed as a lot himself in track again in 2018 … calling himself “broke.”
Of course, he is been struggling on the enterprise aspect of issues even earlier than “Surviving R. Kelly” aired … as completely different streaming platforms took down his music, and several other venues refused to guide him for concert events. And, with the addition of a cadre of attorneys who’ve been out and in for a minimum of 2 years now … you possibly can solely think about the authorized payments he is racked up.
Speaking of legal professionals, we reached out to his present troop to see in the event that they’re dealing with this Brooklyn case professional bono, or if there’s some fee that’ll be due. No phrase again but.