A court of law let R. Kelly go, but the court of public opinion? That’s another matter entirely. Two of his most dedicated Chicago fans attended his trial every single day to send the message that they hadn’t given up on him.
But even some of his other fans believe, despite the verdict rendered by a 12-member jury on Friday, that the R&B singer is guilty, if not of child pornography, then of something.
The singer will be facing a divided fanbase as he seeks to rebuild his life. Here’s a sample of what people in Chicago and New York’s Times Square told MTV News when asked to give their reaction.