If it’s looking like R. Kelly is on the verge of crumbling into a million pieces, that’s because he is — and his music might be the only thing standing between him and a full mental breakdown.
According to TMZ … Kelly has been focusing on producing new music. The embatled singer sees the writing process as a form of therapy, but maybe more importantly for him at this point … it’s a distraction from his mounting legal battles.
As you know … R. Kelly was released Saturday from Cook County Jail after finally coughing up his unpaid child support. Actually, he didn’t even pay … he says a “benefactor” covered the tab.
He’s still facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Chicago, new sexual conduct allegations in Detroit and multiple federal investigations — and we’re told it’s all wearing on him.
After the CBS interview aired last week — showing Kelly ranting and crying — many viewers thought he was faking it, or having a very real breakdown. People close to Kelly think that’s exactly what will happen if he stops working on music.
If you’re wondering, the new content isn’t for public consumption, as he doesn’t have any plans to release the music. Besides, he doesn’t have a distributor since his longtime label Sony/RCA recently kicked him to the curb.
Kelly’s not even recording in a proper studio — as he got booted out of his infamous Chicago recording studio, so he’s doing it from his Trump Tower apartment.