R. Kelly's royalties have been seized by his former landlord.
The 'I Believe I Can Fly' hitmaker's biannual royalty account has had $265, 535 frozen by Sony Music Holdings after Midwest Commercial Funding issued them with a subpoena in a bid to get back money they were owed by the disgraced singer.
According to The Blast, the amount frozen by Sony - who dropped the 52-year-old star earlier this year following accusations of abuse made in the 'Surviving R. Kelly' series - was meant to pay off the $173,855.08 Midwest was owed on a judgement awarded after Kelly stopped paying rent on his Chicago music studio.
However, after the account was frozen, the company collected $154, 527.22 from one of the 'Ignition' singer's Bank of America accounts after a "turnover order" was issued.
This means they are now only seeking $52,431.55 from the amount frozen by Sony and so they have asked a court to allow them to retrieve the remaining funds in order to clear the debt completely.