R.Kelly has missed a court hearing on Thursday after prosecutors say he “refused transport” from his Chicago cell to the court.
Robert Kelly, 52, was arrested in llinois in July on child pornography charges.
“The defendant was to be brought to court today. That was all worked out. The sheriffs were going to be bringing him over,” Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Gonzalez said, according to NBC.
The singer faces 40 counts, including two state counts brought against him earlier this month in Minnesota, that carry a combined maximum prison sentence of more than 500 years.
He has pleaded not guilty to all charges aside from the new ones. He has not been arraigned on the new charges.
Prosecutors claim the singer “refused transport” from jail to court.