R Kelly interviewed by police over allegations of 'keeping two women hostage'

R. Kelly evicted from Near West Side recording studio that doubled as residence

Nielsen Music says streaming numbers for R. Kelly have almost doubled after a recent documentary accused the R&B singer of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls.

The 52-year-old was recently featured in the damning docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, which chronicled the decades of sexual misconduct accusations made against the singer.

On Thursday, the singer's estranged daughter, Joann Kelly, who is also known as Buku Abi, shared a long post on her Instagram story rebuking her father and calling him a monster.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Greenberg portrayed Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, as a victim of a television hit piece.

"There's women saying things, which is of course their prerogative, but there is no evidence that any of it happened", Greenberg said of the documentary.

"Surviving R. Kelly" follows the BBC's "R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes", which was released past year. "The man was not operating a harem, or a sex cult, or holding people hostage or anything like that".

Activists from the #MeToo and #MuteRKelly social media movements have seized on the renewed attention to call for streaming services to drop Kelly's music and promoters not to book any more concerts. She said that he forced her to call him "daddy" and would lock her in a van during their 11 month relationship.

Lifetime representatives did not respond to requests for comment on Greenberg's remarks.

"I haven't heard from a prosecutor's office".

Even as he denied the allegations, Greenberg said he didn't know details about them. R Kelly was always wrought with allegations from the start of his career.

Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told USA Today that Kelly and the two women were interviewed independently.

"The police found nothing because there's nothing wrong", he said.

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