R KELLY was allegedly beaten up by a fellow inmate who walked into the disgraced singer’s cell and started punching him.
Federal law enforcement told TMZ that Kelly – who’s charged with engaging in sex acts with five minors and using threats to keep victims quiet – was sitting on his bed when the incident happened at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.
According to TMZ, the inmate went on the attack because he was angry about the detention facility being placed on lockdown a couple of times – largely due to Kelly protesters outside the federal jail.
The agency reported that the fight didn’t last long and it was unclear if another inmate or guards broke it up.
Kelly was later examined by a doctor who determined that the singer was OK as he did not have any broken bones or serious injuries.
Back in April, Kelly’s sexual abuse trial in New York was postponed to September 27.