R. Kelly made a brief appearance in Chicago federal court Friday and was ordered held in jail at least through the weekend.
The 52-year-old disgraced R&B singer wore an orange jail jumpsuit as he stood in front of the judge with his hands behind his back and replied, “Yes, Ma’am’’ when asked a question during the 15-minute hearing.
The hearing was supposed to determine when Kelly would be transferred to New York to face federal sex-crime charges there. A decision was postponed at least until Monday.
Kellywas arrested in Chicagoon Thursday night. He also faces new federal sex charges in a separate indictment there, as well.
Both indictments — in Brooklyn and Chicago — were unsealed Friday.
Kelly already faces state charges in Chicago for alleged sexual abuse and other crimes involving underage girls and young women.