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Chadwick Boseman: Real Death Cause Of Black Panther Star ‘Revealed’

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Chadwick Boseman, star of the groundbreaking superhero movie “Black Panther,” has died after a private four-year battle with colon cancer, his publicist told AFP Friday.

Boseman, 43, never publicly discussed his condition and continued to work on major Hollywood films during and between “countless” operations and chemotherapy, his family said in a statement.

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in ‘Black Panther,’” they said.

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“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all,” the statement added. He died in his home “with his wife and family by his side,” it said.

Boseman played the first black superhero to get his own standalone film in the record-breaking Marvel franchise with 2018’s “Black Panther.”

The movie, set in the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda, was adored by critics and audiences, becoming the first comic book film to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars and grossing over $1 billion worldwide.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 23, 2018 Actor Chadwick Boseman arrives for the World Premiere of the film ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in Hollywood. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

Earlier in his career, Boseman played black icons, Jackie Robinson, in “42” — Friday, ironically, was Jackie Robinson Day in the US — and James Brown in “Get on Up.”

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The news of Boseman’s death sent shockwaves through Hollywood and around the world.

“The true power of @chadwickboseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen,” wrote Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even superheroes.”

Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris said she was “heartbroken” and referenced Howard University in Washington, nicknamed Bison, where they both studied.

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“My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble,” she tweeted. “He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family.”

Boseman’s final post to Twitter, on August 12, was to congratulate Harris the day after she was announced as the Democratic candidate for vice president in the 2020 election.

Chris Evans, who played Captain America in the Marvel series, tweeted: “Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship.”

Another of Boseman’s Marvel co-stars, Mark Ruffalo, tweeted: “Brother, you were one of the all-time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya.”

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Both Evans and Ruffalo signed off their tweets: “Rest in power, King.”

Leading US civil rights organization the NAACP praised Boseman for “showing us how to conquer adversity with grace” and “to walk as a King, without losing the common touch.”

“#RestInPower #BlackPantherForever,” its tweet concluded.

‘Hearts Are Broken’
Boseman had recently appeared in Spike Lee’s Vietnam War-set “Da 5 Bloods,” and was set to appear in a sequel to “Black Panther” due in 2022.

“Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace,” wrote the official Marvel Twitter account.

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His character T’Challa, king and protector of technologically advanced Wakanda, was the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, having been featured in “The Fantastic Four” in 1966.

The Marvel film was celebrated as an important cultural moment for its mainly black cast, and for subverting stereotypes by depicting a prosperous African country that takes in refugees and extends its culture and technology to poorer nations.

Boseman shrugged off doubters who tried to convince him not to give the superhero an African accent.

“There was a time period where people would ask me questions about whether or not an audience could sit through a movie with a lead character that spoke with that accent,” he said at the time.

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“I became adamant about the fact that it’s not true,” he added.

Born in South Carolina, the son of a nurse and an upholstery entrepreneur, Boseman has roots in the West African state of Sierra Leone.

Before Marvel, he was best known for his acclaimed portrayal of the legendary Robinson in Brian Helgeland’s “42” (2013), which had the highest-grossing debut for a baseball movie in Hollywood history.

He was also lavished with praise for his interpretation of soul singer Brown in “Get on Up” (2014), earning inclusion among the top 10 performances of 2014 by Time magazine.


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Actress Pat Ugwu twerks half naked in new video

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Actress Pat Ugwu chose to show her followers the other side of her, so she stripped to her skimpy underwear and twerked on Instagram Live.

This isn’t her first time of doing such. Last year, she shared a video of herself dancing naked and the video landed on a porn site.

This time around, she kept her bra and panties on but they were quite skimpy and left little to the imagination.


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Top Story: Tunde Ednut press further on Joro Olumofin, call him Bluff.

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Controversial comedian turned singer turned Instagram blogger and alleged internet troll, Tunde Ednut has come after Joro Olumofin again.

This is coming after Joro said he has taken legal action against him in Nigeria and the US.

Tunde Ednut called Joro bluff and even mocked the lawyer representing Joro Olumofin. He referred to Joro’s lawyer as a “charge and bail lawyer”. He also mocked Joro for the “embarrassing” press conference he organized to reveal that he has taken legal action against him.

Tunde shared a photo of Joro and his lawyer at the press conference and wrote:

Charge and bail lawyer. The idiot never reach court, he’s already tired and feeling sleepy. Your money won’t be more than N5,000. Modafucker. Very embarrassing press conference. See a grown man went to dress fully to face camera, while all I do is just type and when you read, you get depressed. I have never done videos. I just type and fuck up all the commas. Joro, the wedding crasher Oshi, relationship Doctor that can’t keep a relationship with any woman. You and your lawyer dey mad! I called you a liar which you are and you come go meet road side lawyer that’s feeling sleepy during ordinary press conference. Ehen! One more thing, Go and find out the meaning of illegal immigrant. TWO OLD FOOLS with hair around their private parts (DICK) talking like kids with no facts. MODAFUCKERS!!! Chai! Instablog, I’m not giving you permission to post this my reply on your page or else I will get a lawyer. Oh! We don’t know who owns instablog, you are lucky. You can post


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Daddy freeze alleges Christ was ‘a feminist’

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Popular Nigerian media personality, Daddy freeze has disclosed that Christ was a feminist and he went ahead to give reasons for his statement.

According to the controversial, on-air personality, when Jesus resurrected, the first person he showed himself to, was a woman.

In the video, Noble Reporters Media sighted, Daddy Freeze argued that it was the factor of the society, Christ was in at the time that made him not have a female apostle.

He said: “The fact that you are a feminist does not change the world you live in.”

Freeze added that Christ never relegated women to the background, but religion did. He also revealed that he never mistreated women in any way rather he gave women around him the choice to choose which is what feminism is all about


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Rolling stone award: Burna Boy makes top artist ‘128’ out of 500.

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Grammy nominated Nigerian singer, Ogulu Damini, professionally known as Burna Boy has made Nigerians proud again after his appearance on the Rolling Stone Top 500 Artists chart this week, landing at Number 128.

This comes after he released his new album, “Twice as Tall” executive produced by American rapper cum producer, P. Diddy.

NRM learnt that he Debuted number 1 on world albums on billboard and number 54 on billboard hot 200.

The Rolling Stone Artists 500 chart ranks the most-streamed artists of the week in the United States, taking into account audio streams across an artist’s entire catalog during the tracking period.

According to Elias Leight of Rolling Stone, Burna Boy pulled in a total of 14.8 million streams between August 14th and August 20th in the U.S.

The singer’s numbers for Twice as Tall show steady growth since last year’s Grammy-nominated African Giant, which has earned more than 100,000 album-equivalent units in the 13 months since its release.

Twice as Tall debuted at Number 54 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, amassing 11.4 million audio streams Stateside, an increase of around 50 percent relative to African Giant‘s opening week of 8.5 million.

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During Twice as Tall‘s first week, “Monsters You Made,” a bracing track featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin, proved to be the album’s most popular song, earning more than a million audio streams in the U.S.

It was followed by “Way Too Big,” a syncopated missile co-written by the super-producer Timbaland and the longtime Kanye West collaborator Mike Dean, and “Level Up (Twice as Tall),” the blunt album-opener, which each earned more than 850,000 streams.

These numbers reflect Burna Boy’s growing profile, which has expanded in the U.S. through a combination of relentless touring (pre-pandemic) and savvy collaborations with acts like Future, YG, and Naughty by Nature, among others.

“One thing that’s constant [in my career] is growth,” Burna Boy told Rolling Stone in 2019. “It’s not an up and down thing. I climbed every step. I don’t skip steps — I’m too heavy to skip steps.”


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Gist+: Genevieve reveals why she’s not married.

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Popular Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, in a recent interview, talked about marriage and why she is scared of getting married.

According to the 41 year old, marriage is one thing she is scared of because she does not wish for a broken marriage. Genevieve mentioned that she would rather stay single than experience a broken marriage.

In her words;

“If I get married, I really want to stay married, and staying married is not an easy thing. It means you are completely in tune with your partner. It means you have found your soul mate and will have to be able to stand a lot of disappointments that would definitely come but then again you have to learn how to forgive.”


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Eniola badmus proves she hate being fat. [Video]

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Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus has shared new photos and videos of her undergoing a thorough drilling exercise as required of her ongoing weight loss journey.

In one of the videos,the comic actress, Eniola Badmus was seen doing some punching drills with her fitness coach.

Fans and industry colleagues took to her comment section with words of encouragement. Eniola Badmus has been on a very tasking weight loss journey over the past few weeks and she has been happy enough to share her weight loss journey with her followers on social media.

Nollywood Actress Eniola Badmus

Pictured sweating profusely while swinging a heavy tyre from left to right, a determined Badmus wrote… “This Tyre is heavy oooooooo @deshapeables but why why……I’m dying oooooo”.

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Gist+: Actress Sikirat Sindodo’s daughter bags certificate from Babcock. [Photos]

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Naomi, the daughter of actress Tayo Odueke aka Sikirat Sindodo has acknowledged her mum for being there for her as she graduates from the University of Babcock today!

Earlier today, KFN brought you photos from the surprise celebration that Naomi received from her mum, Sikirat Sindodo.

To celebrate, the actress, Sikiratu Sindodo surprised her daughter with a money cake delivered to her from agent, Royal Hugs.

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In an appreciation post on her Instagram page moments ago, Naomi who is in her early 20s, wrote “They say delay isn’t denial, I’m so grateful for the End of this chapter. I’m super grateful to God, the best mother Ever!!!I Love You So Much Mummy… I won’t be here if it weren’t for you…Yasssssss Single Moms do it too”

Acknowledging her daughter’s post, the single mum of one, Sikirat Sindodo wrote “To the best daughter a mother could hope for!
I still can’t believe you’re graduating
It’s been such a wild wonderful trip these last few years….
We’ve had our tougher moments but I love you so much ,I respect your strong will & appreciate your gorgeous smile
Good luck on your new journey forward in Life!!!
May Almighty Allah continue to guide & guard you Allahumo amin”

Sikiratu Sindodo was once engaged to Malaika.

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Popularly known as Malaika, Fuji artiste, Suleiman Alao was known to be dating Sikiratu Sindodo and both parties didn’t hide this fact.

They were lovers. They were very much in love with each other that nobody thought Nollywood actress Tayo Odueke aka Sikiratu Sindodo would not have become Mrs. Tayo Sulaiman Alao by now.

The affair went on for a few years and rumours were rife that there was going to be a Nikkai between the two.

But the affair crumbled like a pack of badly-stacked cards. Sindodo left him. Malaika also walked away.


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COVID-19: Omotola Jalade test positive.

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Nollywood superstar Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde on Saturday said she is in isolation after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The actress revealed this on her verified Instagram page, sharing her recovery progress.

“Hello all, I know you must have been wondering where I’ve been,” she said. “Well, I contracted Covid. I have been ill, in isolation, and now getting better.”

Omotola joins the list of Nigerian celebrities such as Peter Okoye, who have admitted testing positive to the coronavirus.


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‘Twice As Tall’ – Wizkid react to Burna Boy’s newest album

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Multi award-winning Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has shown support and love to Grammy nominated singer and self acclaimed Giant of Africa Burna Boy, after the release of his most anticipated music album, Twice As Tall yesterday, 14th August, 2020.

Star Boy, as his popularly known, took to Instagram page to share Burna Boy’s Album cover on his Instagram status. He wrote; “Eje Mi”, which means My Blood in Yoruba Language.

Burna Boy’s Album has been getting lots of support from both local and international celebrities, as fans of the African Giant took to social media to hype the album. Nigerian celebrities has been tweeting about the Album.

The Album has peaked on Apple Music top songs worldwide and has moved to no. 7 on the United State Apple Music Top Albums. Truly, this is Burna Boy’s Year!!!


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Meghan Markle ‘pleased’ to return to America.

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Meghan Markle said Friday she was pleased to be back in America, where she plans to speak out against racism and campaign for positive change in her home country.

Markle and husband Prince Harry relocated to the United States via Canada this year after announcing in January that they were quitting frontline British royal duties.

The Duchess of Sussex, who is mixed race, said it was “devastating” to return as America’s systemic racism was laid bare following the death in police custody of unarmed black man George Floyd in May.

But her feelings began to change as the country became gripped by widespread peaceful protests, and airwaves became dominated by black voices speaking against decades of discrimination.

“It shifted from sadness to a feeling of absolute inspiration because I can see that the tide is turning,” she told a summit hosted by The 19th*, a new news organization overwhelmingly staffed by women.

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“From my standpoint it’s not new to see this undercurrent of racism and certainly unconscious bias,” said Markle, who grew up in Los Angeles.

“But I think to see the changes that are being made right now is… something that I look forward to being a part of and being a part of using my voice in a way that I haven’t been able to of late.

“So yeah it’s good to be home,” she added.

The “Suits” actress, who was interviewing The 19th*’s CEO Emily Ramshaw about the role of gender in media, also hinted at her and Harry’s troubles with tabloid papers.

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Since stepping back from the royal front lines, Harry and Meghan have waged an increasingly bitter war with the media, particularly the British tabloid press.

Markle has brought a high-profile case against the Mail on Sunday, website Mail Online and its owner Associated Newspapers.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have purchased and moved into a new family home in Santa Barbara, an affluent seaside city outside Los Angeles, according to US media reports. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

‘Toxicity’
She claims breach of privacy, data protection rights and copyright over the publication of extracts of correspondence to her estranged father, Thomas, after her wedding to Harry.

Last month the couple filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against one or more paparazzi whom they accused of taking pictures of their son Archie without their permission.

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“I think what’s so fascinating, at least from my standpoint and my personal experience the past couple years (is) the headline alone, the clickbait alone makes an imprint,” said Markle.

She added that there is “so much toxicity” in certain news coverage.

“My husband and I talk about it often – this ‘economy for attention’… what is monetizable right now when you’re looking at the digital space and media.

“And so if you’re just trying to grab someone’s attention and keep it you’re going for something salacious versus something truthful,” said Markle, 39.

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Prince Harry has likened what he said was a “ruthless campaign” against his wife to the treatment of his mother, Diana, princess of Wales.

She was killed in a high-speed car crash in Paris in August 1997, while being pursued by paparazzi photographers.

Markle and Harry have spoken of their desire to “to do something of meaning, to do something that matters,” in California, where they plan to launch a wide-ranging non-profit organization named Archewell.

They recently moved into a new family home in Santa Barbara, according to US media reports.


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‘Twice As Tall’ – Banky W react to people comparing Wizkid, Davido to Burna Boy.

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Banky W has advised fans to stop trying to drag Wizkid and Davido into the success recorded by Burna Boy and his new album Twice As Tall.

The album which is currently trending just hours of release has seen fans compare Burna Boy to Wizkid and Davido with claim placing him above them.

The claim has now been set straight by Banky W who wrote: “Dear fans, please note: Acknowledging @burnaboy’s unquestionable greatness doesn’t mean we must bring up (or put down) Wiz, David or anyone else. And vice versa.”

The album on Boomplay had a caption showing Burna Boy describing it as “the album about a period of time in my life. It’s an album about the struggle for freedom. It’s an album about life in general, real life, good times, bad times, happy times, sad times, great times.”

The album has been praised by prominent Nigerians who label it a Grammy Award class.


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‘Twice As Tall’ Uche Jombo drags New York Post after they did this to Burna Boy’s album.

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Nollywood actress cum film producer Uche Jombo has expressed displeasure with the presentation of Burna Boy by New York Post on Friday.

Few hours after Afro-beat superstar, Burnaboy dropped his most anticipated sixth studio album; #TwiceAsTall, the American news platform posted a story about it.

However, the headline of the article says: “Beyoncé-endorsed Burnaboy makes Afro-beat go International.”

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The first paragraph of the article was about how Burna Boy felt when approached by Beyonce last year.

In reaction to the report, Uche Jombo via her verified Twitter account expressed dissatisfaction as she lambasts the paper for their insensitive headline.

“As you can imagine, the Nigerian artist felt like worldwide royalty when he was approached by the Queen B — um, yes, Beyoncé — to work with her on last year’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album.”

She wrote: “I love Beyonce as the next person but you are wrong with this ..Beyonce-endorsed Burna Boy “makes” a whole AFROBEAT go international. such a think piece let down by the headline. Do better.”


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Lead vocalist, Shina Alao dies; Pasuma mourns

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Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, popularly known as “Oganla one” lead vocalist Shina Alao has died.

According to online reports, Shina had battled with an unknown protracted ailment which led to his demise.

NRM gathered that the Fuji star, who was present in a movie location in Lagos, where he got the news of the demise of his lead vocalist.

Shina became very popular when Pasuma released his 3rd album OROBOKIBO where he did some slangs which became very popular, like keep on rocking, orobokibo.

Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has recorded and released about 30 Fuji Music Albums with late Shina Alao.


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Top Story: Davido caught following new damsel on IG after unfollowing Chioma, others.

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Singer Davido has been caught following a beautiful lady on Instagram weeks after he unfollowed his fiancee Chioma and every other person on the social media platform.

Before unfollowing everyone, the singer who was rumoured to have been involved in domestic violence with Chioma had said that he was tired of placing other people’s interest above himself.

Shortly after he unfollowed everyone, Chioma issued a statement to deny allegations that she use to beat Davido.

The lovebirds have not been seen in public together since Davido unfollowed Chioma.

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Perhaps, the singer’s distance from social media activities may be the reason why much isn’t heard about their relationship which was reported to be heading towards the altar this year.

Well, Davido has come back to social media and what he did caught the eye of many fans.

The singer who has 17 million followers decided to follow only one person, a beautiful lady by the handle @nikia.

However, a recent peep at his page shows he has unfollowed her, perhaps after a reaction from fans who must have wondered if he has found a new girl he’s placing above Chioma.

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See reactions below.

__mara__chi: “Another baby mama loading.”

officialcorazon1: “I pity chioma.” Some Nigerians, however, stormed the mystery lady’s page to make comments.

dharmiebounty: “Na you collect Davido from Chioma. The Igbo people are coming for you o.”

eminent_kingsgram: “@thechefchi Come meet your husband inlaw and co-wife”

artometrist: “Aahhh this one go displace Chioma o.”

makaveli_olupablo: “No wonder our obo Dey follow you, see as you fine”


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Three R Kelly’s associate arrested, charged for intimidation.

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Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced the arrests of three alleged associates of R. Kelly, saying that they used harassment and threats to try to silence women accusing the disgraced singer of sex crimes.

For more than a year the artist born Robert Sylvester Kelly has been awaiting trial in several states for alleged wrongdoings including sex crimes against minors and child pornography.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, which range across the states of Illinois, Minnesota and New York.

In filings released Wednesday, prosecutors say three members of the artist’s circle — Richard Arline Jr., Donnell Russell and Michael Williams — have been engaged in separate bids to silence Kelly’s accusers in the New York racketeering case against him through intimidation, harassment and bribery.

FILES) In this file photo taken on March 22, 2019 US music artist R. Kelly (L) leaves the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building after a hearing for his sex abuse case in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago prosecutors on May 30, 2019 filed 11 felony sex crime charges against R&B superstar R. Kelly, in what his lawyer said was a refiling of counts from an existing case. Kelly is already facing 10 felony charges, filed in February, for the alleged abuse of four women.
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They say tactics have included the burning of a car outside a residence where one accuser was staying, threats to release sexually explicit photographs of one woman, and a scheme to compensate one accuser to the tune of $500,000 to influence her testimony.

“These crimes shock the conscience,” said Homeland Security Special Agent in Charge Peter Fitzhugh in a statement.

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“The men charged today allegedly have shown that there is no line they will not cross to help Kelly avoid the consequences of his alleged crimes — even if it means revictimizing his accusers.”

Kelly faces federal charges in two separate cases — in Chicago and in New York — linked to his alleged sexual abuse of minors.

The singer known for hits like “I Believe I Can Fly” has a decades-long history of abuse allegations, especially of underage girls.

The Chicago federal charges say Kelly filmed himself having sex with minors and that he paid potential witnesses in his 2008 trial — in which he was acquitted — to ensure their silence.

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He also faces bribery charges in New York that are believed to be linked to his marriage to the late singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old.

That charge expanded on an earlier New York indictment that includes racketeering, accusing Kelly of systematically recruiting girls for sex while touring and coercing them into sexual activity.

The artist is set for trial first in New York, with jury selection currently slated to being September 29.

Restrictions preventing in-person trials due to the coronavirus pandemic will likely see that date postponed.


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