R. Kelly’s Brooklyn Cellmate wrote a comic about life behind bars

R Kelly’s cellmate in Brooklyn, a man convicted of threatening to kill government officials, has created a comic book depicting the couple in prison together.

As reported by The daily newsBrendan Hunt, 37, submitted the drawings to the Brooklyn Federal Court as part of his formal request to serve his sentence. The detailed comics show Hunt and Kelly meeting in a prison cell and going about their daily activities as they do yoga, listen to music, exercise and regain their strength together. “I am the greatest R&B star in human history! How can you not know about R. Kelly?’ the disgraced singer asks Hunt in the opening slides of the strip after Hunt reveals he hasn’t heard any of his greatest hits.

comic book of r kelly and cell mate doing yoga together
Image via counsel for Brendan Hunt

From there, in the comic, the duo become unlikely friends, a scenario that was somewhat based on their real-life relationship. Hunt’s lawyers said: The daily news that the pair “found a lot of common ground as musicians and performers” while incarcerated together at the Metropolitan Detention Center for two weeks. The comics were submitted to court by Hunt’s lawyers to showcase their client’s creative ambitions and to comment on the “enduring friendships” he formed “with some of the most unlikely characters.”

Hunt was sent to jail in April after he videotaped the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in which rioters demanded they return to Washington to “kill your senators.” He also made specific threats to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Chuck Schumer, though a judge eventually cleared him of charges related to those threats.

Despite Kelly being found guilty of kidnapping, child sexual exploitation and extortion in September, album sales by the disgraced R&B crooner rose by more than 500 percent in the week following his sentence. rolling stone. Between his ruling on September 27 and October 3, Kelly’s on-demand audio streams increased 22 percent and video streams up 23 percent from the week before. His streams rose from 11.2 million to 13.4 million, the publication reports.

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