AceShowbiz - R. Kelly's issues just keep increasing as he continues to spend his days behind the bars. This time around, the disgraced singer has been accused of stealing Bow Wow's song "I'm a Flirt", though the person in question has since come to his defense.
It all started after someone tweeted, "N***a don't even know that R. Kelly stole that 'I'm a Flirt' song from Bow Wow lol the original song is Bow Wow ft. R. Kelly, this n***a R. Kelly remixed it and didn't even put Bow Wow on that b***h lmao that's so petty." Bow Wow apparently caught wind of the comment and was quick to give a clarification of what really happened behind the scenes.
Quote-retweeting the person's post, the 33-year-old star said, "I signed off on the record. He gave me my writing credits. I still get paid from both versions. Still a Bow Wow record."
The original version of "I'm a Flirt" was supposed to serve as the second single off Bow Wow's fifth album "The Price of Fame" but the decision changed to "Outta My System". Instead, Kelly remixed the song with T.I. and T-Pain and made it the lead single off his album "Double Up". It peaked at No. 12 on Billboard's Hot 100 as the remix got more love than the original.
Kelly is currently behind the bars after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The charges alleged that the singer sexually abused four females, three of whom were minors at the time, from 1998 to 2010. Most recently, Kelly filed an "emergency" request for home confinement due to the Coronavirus pandemic as one detainee on his floor was tested positive for the virus. However, he was denied bail.