Los Angeles - R. Kelly fears being killed while he's in jail.
The disgraced singer is currently behind bars after being denied bond by a judge earlier this week but he's told his lawyer, Nicole Blank Becker, that he doesn't mind being in solitary confinement in federal prison because he feels safer as he's aware other inmates know he's been accused of sex crimes involving under age girls.
However, his attorney told TMZ that the 'I Believe I Can Fly' hitmaker being in solitary could be problematic because he has no one to lean on for support or help.
Kelly is unable to read or write, so that makes even basic tasks, such as what is on the commissary list, incredibly difficult.
Whereas prisoners typically have access to the phone at all times, the 'Ignition' singer can make calls for a total of 15 minutes a month to speak with family and friends. There is also no access to the TV or internet.