“Free Kells!” people shouted as R. Kelly was being released from jail Monday, three days after being charged with criminal sexual abuse.
The R&B singer’s 1996 hit “I Believe I Can Fly” blared from an idling car nearby, according to the Chicago Tribune. As he was leaving the McDonald’s he ate at afterward, a fan shouted “I love you!” repeatedly.
Kelly stands accused of sexually abusing four individuals, three of whom were under the age of 17 at the time of the alleged crimes, which took place between 1998 and 2010. Prosecutors say Kelly’s youngest victim was 14 when the singer began sexually abusing her. The charges came on the heels of the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” which, over the course of six episodes, claimed to describe decades of sexual misconduct allegations, which Kelly denies.