R. Kelly has been assaulted by a fellow inmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, according to his lawyer. 

A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said they wouldn’t confirm or deny the report for security reasons. 

But, Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg took to the streets of Twitter to give the scoop. 

Yesterday we were told that an inmate had attacked R. Kelly at the MCC in Chicago. We received conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries. We have not been provided any information from the jail, nor has Mr. Kelly called. We are hopeful that he was not seriously injured.

Regardless, it is time to release Mr. Kelly. The government cannot ensure his safety, and they cannot give him his day in court. We should not incarcerate people indefinitely because we cannot provide them with due process!

Peep the tweets below:

According to TMZ, Kellz’s was attacked by another inmate who was angry about the facility being placed on lockdown a couple of times due to folks protesting for the release of the disgraced singer outside of the jail. 

You may recall, I told you about protestors taking to the streets of Chicago demanding the singer be released.

Whew chile…