TMZ has confirmed that a judge issued a bench warrant for singer R. Kelly -- because he did not show for a court hearing today in Chicago.
We're told Kelly's tour bus was delayed in Utah, so he was a no show. The judge in his child pornography case issued the warrant but won't enforce it just yet. But if R. Kelly doesn't show up tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM, the judge will tell the fuzz to arrest his butt.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Cook County prosecutors pressed the judge, noting he had already shown considerable leeway in letting Kelly travel outside Illinois. "This is just an abuse of the process. It's disrespectful of your honor," said Assistant State's Attorney Shauna Bolicker. [source]
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