Here's What Officials Found When They Raided R. Kelly's Chicago Studio

Trouble just keeps piling on for the rapper.

January 17, 2019

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R. Kelly's legal woes are starting to stack up. 

Though there are several cases being opened up into the decade-long sexual assault allegations that were underlined on Lifetime's documentary "Surviving R. Kelly," the recent police visit to one of his Chicago studios had nothing to do with it. 

In fact, the search was related to potential illegal activity as CPD was led to believe that Kelly had been using the space as a residence. 

The Cook County Building and Zoning Dept were also on hand because the building is reportedly zoned for industrial use only. In blatant terms, Kelly cannot be living there.

A spokesperson for the City of Chicago told TMZ that they did, in fact, find building code violations.

There was evidence that the space was being used for residential purposes and that work was done without permits. 

The city is reportedly set to file an amended complaint against Kelly for a future court hearing.

On top of this, Kelly also reportedly owes back rent to the tune of $166K and is facing eviction by the end of the month.

When it rains, it pours, I believe is the saying he's looking for.