R. Kelly is so deep in the red, a lot of people are claiming to be richer than him — that is, if you believe a site’s estimation of his net worth which has it pegged as a negative.
At some point this year, Celebrity Net Worth updated R. Kelly’s page to list his overall value in assets as negative $2 million … something the Internet appears to have just caught on to in the past few days or so, including one 42 Dugg — who was howling over the news.
He posted a video showing himself cackling with his buddies, as they recorded different articles (all circling back to CNW) reporting on Kelly’s latest alleged numbers.Ditto for the rest of Twitter … whose users are posting jokes about how they’re technically wealthier than the one-time R&B icon — who’s in the middle of several criminal cases, as well as one that’s about to wrap up, with jury deliberations having officially gotten underway.As for how Celebrity Net Worth landed on the -$2 mil figure … it seems they’re simply citing a story we broke last year — in which R. Kelly told a judge, via court docs, that he owed Uncle Sam nearly $2 million in back taxes … which he cited as a reason why he wouldn’t be a flight risk if released on bail. The court shot him down … he’s remained in custody since.Now, whether or not R. Kelly actually has a negative net worth is pure speculation — but one thing is for sure … the guy does seem to be strapped for cash, and apparently has been for years now. He revealed as much himself in song back in 2018 … calling himself “broke.”
Of course, he’s been struggling on the business side of things even before “Surviving R. Kelly” aired … as different streaming platforms took down his music, and several venues refused to book him for concerts. And, with the addition of a cadre of attorneys who’ve been in and out for at least 2 years now … you can only imagine the legal bills he’s racked up.