By Chux Odoh
Embattled R’n’B singer R. Kelly is in fresh trouble with city officials who are going after him for a list of building code violations at his Chicago studio which could end up bagging the singer a huge fine.
The studio, which featured heavily in the Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series was served with 66 building code violations, most notably for allegedly using the place as a residence and not obtaining permits to build a sauna, steam room and a bar.
Each of the violation according to legal documents comes with a fine ranging between $500 to $1,000 for each day the violation went unaddressed. With 66 violations, R. Kelly could end up owing authorities between $33k to $66k per day!
The court has already ordered R. Kelly to evacuate all personal belongings from the premises and can only use the space as a recording studio from 9 AM to 5 PM daily.
Sources close to R. Kelly deny he’s ever lived in the studio and the singer believes the space is in its original state as when he first started renting it 3-4 years ago.