- R Kelly recently trended after shocking news broke that he had been attacked in prison by a fellow inmate
- The US singer's attacker has been identified and he has disclosed the motivations behind the violent attack
- Jeremiah Farmer said that he attacked R Kelly to raise awareness about corruption by the American government
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The inmate who recently attacked R Kelly has been identified. He has also revealed the reason behind his attack on the convicted international superstar.
Jeremiah Shane Farmer attacked R Kelly in his prison cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 26, this year. The 39-year-old is part of the Latin Kings gang in the prison.
According to reports, Farmer entered Kelly's cell and hit him several times. He had to be pepper-sprayed by prison security in order to stop the assault.
The prisoner has since confessed to attacking the Gotham City hitmaker and said that the government made him do it. According to Farmer, the attack on R. Kelly was to shine a light on corruption in the government.
The gang member is currently serving a life sentence for double murder which was committed in 1991. Reports claim that the inmate struggles with mental illness and was provoked into attacking the singer by one of his therapists.
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Legit.ng previously reported that R Kelly's attorneys claimed that the singer was attacked in his jail cell by a fellow inmate. They are now using the incident as their justification in calling for the release of their client.
According to the legal team, the singer was on his bed in his cell when another inmate assaulted him. Speaking to CNN, one of Kelly's attorneys, Doug Anton, said that the singer was punched repeatedly.
Steve Greenberg, another attorney, took to Twitter on Thursday, August 27, to share that his team received a report on the extent of the crooner's injuries. He said:
"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."
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