R. Kelly is hoping to have late-night access to his Chicago recording studio, reports The Chicago Tribune.
In a sworn affidavit, which was filed on Thursday (Feb. 7), the controversial musician details that his creative juices flow best during 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., which would reportedly be a violation of city zoning laws. City attorneys argue that the studio has been “illegally used as a living space,” and harbors potential living hazards.
“Last month, building inspectors identified 67 building code violations, including an illegal steam room and sauna, a wobbly staircase unfixed to the wall, no smoke alarms in the upstairs areas, and clothes and debris piled underneath stairwells,” reports the Tribune of the findings. Pictures given to Judge Patrice Ball-Reed of the inside of the studio also reveals “a closet area stuffed with boxes, a microwave oven, an inflatable couch and two beds.”
The findings do not reportedly have any correlation to the allegations made in the Surviving R. Kelly documentary, which aired on Lifetime in January throughout three nights. However, it was revealed shortly after the doc aired that Kelly could be evicted from the music studio for failure to pay $80,000 worth of back rent payments.