American singer-songwriter R. Kelly is currently struggling to keep his head above his financial obligations. His lawyer admitted at a hearing that Kelly’s finances were “a mess,” so much so that the singer needed a friend to bail him out of jail. Now, new court documents from yet another case against Kelly have confirmed just how dire his monetary situation is.
R. Kelly is reportedly broke after $150,000 was seized from multiple bank accounts after his former Chicago landlord filed a lawsuit accusing him of owing back rent.
The R&B singer has hit rock bottom and currently has -$13 in one of his bank accounts, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.
Wintrust Bank, where Kelly holds an account, informed his former landlord that Kelly’s balance with them is in the negatives.
Though that bank account has been drained, Kelly is said to have two other bank accounts with Bank of America.
One of those accounts held $44,595.58 and the other had $110,056.64.
However, all of that money was seized by the landlord, who filed a lawsuit accusing Kelly of owing back rent.
Kelly has $625 left between the two Bank of America accounts, according to The Blast.
The landlord was awarded $173,000 from the suit and subpoenas were sent to Sony Music, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and multiple banks.
According to The Blast, Kelly is not owed any money by the ASCAP, which collects money for artists.