R. Kelly funds frozen

R. Kelly’s former landlord has taken his royalties.

This after Sony Music Holdings froze $265, 535 from R Kelly’s biannual royalty account after Midwest Commercial Funding issued them with a subpoena in an effort to get back money they were owed by the beleaguered singer.

Media reports coming out of the US claim the amount frozen by Sony – who dropped the 52-year-old crooner after allegations of abuse surfaced in the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ series – was supposed to pay off the $173,855.08 Midwest was owed on a judgement awarded after Kelly stopped paying rent on his Chicago music studio.

But, after the account was frozen, the company collected $154, 527.22 from a Bank of America account owned by Kelly 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.