After R. Kelly was released from jail on Monday night, he and an entourage drove in a party bus to a Chicago McDonald’s where Kelly was rumored to pick up underage girls.
According to SPIN magazine, Kelly’s first stop after an anonymous woman posted the $100,000 required to secure his conditional release was the River North McDonald’s location in Chicago, where Kelly had reportedly picked up girls in the past, as his former studio engineer noted in the BBC documentary “R. Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes.”
And SPIN reports that Kelly met a teenage girl at the center of a 2002 lawsuit at the same McDonald’s. According to a WBEZ timeline of R. Kelly’s life and allegations, a woman sued Kelly in 2002 claiming that he impregnated her when she was underage after meeting her on her prom night at the McDonald’s, and pressured her to have an abortion. Kelly settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed sum.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kelly and his entourage spent several hours at a Chicago cigar lounge after the trip to McDonald’s, which was documented by multiple witnesses on social media. One man, who described himself as a fan of Kelly’s, showed off what appeared to be Kelly’s autograph just outside of the McDonald’s.
— Richard Candelaria (@richcandoit) February 26, 2019
#RKelly just left the Rock n' Roll McDonalds in River North, making his first stop after bonding out of jail. Jessy Adams, a fan of R. Kelly, followed his van to the McDonalds and was able to get his signature. Now on @CapturedNews pic.twitter.com/mSKSTLKPri
— Christopher Smith (@chrissmith) February 26, 2019
TMZ also obtained video of Kelly’s trip to McDonald’s, in which a woman can be heard repeatedly shouting “I love you!”
Kelly was arrested and charged last week with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse relating to four alleged victims. Three of the four women were underage at the time of the allegations. As part of his conditional release, Kelly has been ordered to avoid contact with anyone under the age of 18.
[Feature image: R. Kelly/AP Photo/Eric Jamison]