The extensive list of allegations against disgraced Chicago singer R. Kelly have continued to mount, but The Chicago Tribune reports that the singer is pleading with a judge to keep his access to his studio in the city. Previously, R. Kelly had his access limited after inspectors found that the studio violated building code regulations. The space in question contains an alleged "sex dungeon" that Kelly has continued to deny the existence of.
“I have never been creative or worked between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,’’ R. Kelly reportedly said in a two-page affidavit which he filed Thursday. City attorneys claim the studio has been used illegally as a living space, lending evidence to a number of allegations relating to assaults taking place there. Kelly is asking for late-night access. claiming that he's mostly creating music between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
"This inability to use my studio has not affected the landlord’s expectation that rent must be paid," added Kelly's affidavit. "Creativity manifests in various ways and a plethora of times."
Kelly's attorney Stephen Peck has claimed that the singer hasn't used the studio since January, and that they've been working to get the state of it repaired ever since inspectors deemed it dangerous. City attorneys have maintained that the studio is "too potentially dangerous to allow the tenant to use the building at all."