R. Kelly Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison As Jury Begins Deliberation: Report

Earlier this week, R. Kelly’s ongoing sex trafficking trial in New York started wrapping up as the defense and the prosecution offered their closing arguments, during which the controversial artist’s legal team reportedly compared him to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mike Pence, and Hugh Hefner.

According to AJ+, the anonymous jury of seven men and five women in R. Kelly’s trial has reportedly been sent to deliberate whether or not they will deem R. Kelly guilty of the racketeering and sex trafficking charges brought against him, so the public will soon know if his legal team’s lofty comparisons were enough to prevent their client from being handed a guilty verdict.