R. Kelly is sending a love letter from jail.
The incarcerated singer gave one fan a special serenade from behind bars. According to The Shade Room, a woman visited her father who is incarcerated in the same prison as Kelly. After meeting the disgraced star during her visit, her dad offered to get him on the phone. In the jailhouse call, which circulated on social media, the woman asks Kelly to sing his 2010 single “Love Letter.”
“I wanted to ask you something, can you sing a song for me?” she asked Kelly, who responded, “Which one?”
She started to sing before Kelly chimed in with the rest of the lyrics. “Did you get my card? / Did you read my love letter?” he sang in his unmistakable voice.
The woman was excited and thanked Kelly for the impromptu serenade. She also says that the moment was not in exchange for money or commissary.
Kelly remains in jail after being convicted on charges including racketeering, sex trafficking, and the sexual exploitation of a child. He faces anywhere from 10 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced in May.
He has since hired Bill Cosby’s lawyer and asked a judge to overturn his convictions, citing issues with his previous legal team and weak evidence.
Kelly is also facing charges of child pornography and obstruction in Chicago. The jury trial is slated to start Aug. 1, 2022 and is expected to last three to four weeks.