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One Way or Another, It Always Ends Up About the Kids

By Jocelyn Geboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 6, 2007 1:27PM

We're not sure if you've managed to stay outside R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet, or if you've managed to avoid the real-life "hip-hopera" of his ongoing saga surrounding a sex tape that surfaced several years ago featuring Kelly and an underage girl. If you have, kudos. Every time we think about Kelly peeing on anyone, much less a girl in her early teens, we just cringe. Golden showers are fine if that's your thing, but the kids aren't all right with us.

2007_09rkelly.jpgIt's not okay with Chicago police, either, and they've been trying to prove this all happened and get some criminal charges brought down on Kelly. Despite all this grossness, Kelly's popularity has continued to grow. It brings up questions of if what an artist does in his/her personal life should influence the buying public to alter their habits. But, we just don't get him anyway. Have you heard "Trapped ..." before? Wack.

Kelly got another delay to his trial proceedings ... at the hands of a woman who just had a child. According to the Chicago Tribune, Assistant State's Atty. Shauna Boliker, gave birth last week, "prompting the judge presiding over the case to indefinitely postpone the trial less than two weeks before its scheduled start on Sept. 17." It's disheartening that something like this would take five years to prosecute. It also makes us wonder just how possible it is to nail down a celebrity when they've committed a crime. Justice may be blind, but it seems she really digs those with cash.

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