AceShowbiz - R. Kelly's home has just got another visit from police, this time over report of alleged suicide threat. Police officers were sent to the embattled singer's apartment at Trump Tower in Chicago on Tuesday, March 12 after an anonymous person called 911 and claimed that people at the apartment had a suicide pact that they were about to carry out.
The Chicago Police Department confirms that they received the call from the 400 block of North Wabash street at around 5:18 P.M. But it turned out that the report was fake. CPD says in a statement, "Police received a call from an out of state anonymous caller stating that people at the location were going to carry out a suicide pact. Police on scene conducting a wellness check and it is not a bonafide incident."
According to TMZ, the reported people at R. Kelly apartment who allegedly threatened suicide were Azriel Clary and four other women who were alleged victims. Police officers reportedly left after going inside the singer's unit and speaking to his lawyers who assured them that everyone was fine. R. Kelly had reportedly been meeting with his attorneys in the apartment for at least two hours before the cops showed up.
R. Kelly's publicist denies the report as well, calling it "fake." The publicist adds of the "I Believe I Can Fly" hitmaker, "He's fine. He's getting ready [to] rehearse and sing some songs."
Earlier, a Twitter user posted a recording from the police dispatch asking officers to check in at Trump Tower. The dispatch officer said a call came in from the National Trafficking Hotline and that it was "victims of R. Kelly" who were "planning to carry out a suicide pact." Anthony Guglielmi, CPD's Chief Communications Officer, later responded to a tweet about the alleged suicide pact, "18th district officers responded and this call is unfounded."
18th district officers responded and this call is unfounded. https://t.co/nJnyLEbRNf— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) March 12, 2019
R. Kelly was booked in February for 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He was released after posting $100,000 of his $1 million bail. He was arrested again earlier this month for failing to pay $161,000 in back child support to his ex-wife Andrea "Drea" Kelly. He was freed on March 9 after posting a $161,663 bond.